1985 OceanSpray CranRaspberry
October 2018 – This wine was far from being a classy wine. But it was delicious and the five bottles I got from the batch got wiped out in short order. Aging wine was letting it set for 3 months after bottling.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. High quality or not, it pleased my friends and was a success.
|Fruit||two 1-1/2 quart bottles Ocean Spray CranRaspberry|
|Citric Acid||1/2 tsp|
|Yeast Energizer||1/2 tsp|
|Yeast Nutrient||1/2 tsp|
|Yeast||Red Star Flor Sherry|
|Afterthoughts||This started perking along quite well, and then just quit. I figured that it had to do with whatever preservatives were in the juice, stuck it in a corner and forgot about for more than 6 months. I was going to toss it, but checked the SG anyway and tasted it.
This was an early lesson that making less than 5 gallons of any batch is a waste of time!
While quite sweet, this wine was a real pleaser. Five bottles didn’t last long …