December 2007 – I had absolutely no memory of making this wine until I found my notebook in 2007. This was the top-end WineArt kit at that time – I’m seriously surprised I don’t remember much about it.
|Kit||WineArt Project Wine Cellar Merlot Kit|
|Started kit. Placed concentrate, filled to 5-1/2 gallons with water. Sprinkled yeast on top.||03/18/1999
|Racked into carboy.||03/25/1999
|Racked, added oak chips.||04/18/1999
|Afterthoughts||This kit went fairly smoothly. Spent an extra amount for a “Project Wine Cellar” kit, supposed to be higher quality. Not sure it came out any better than a regular kit.|
|Decent taste, better than the bargain merlots. Maybe as good as some of the better ones.|
|10/18/2018||In reading through my notes, I can tell I was not convinced that the Project Wine Cellar kits in this era were worth the money. Modern (2018) medium quality kits are better.|