2011 Pomegranate / Zinfandel
April 2011 – I was in American Brewmaster with my friend John the day I purchased the Green Apple Riesling. This one sounded interesting to both of us so I purchased it the following week.
November 2018 – While updating my site (adding pictures of labels) I realized I misspelled “pomegranate” on the label …
|Kit||Winexpert Selection Original Series Wine Kit — Pomegranate / Zinfandel|
|Yeast||Red Star Premier Cuvee (included in kit)|
|Sugar||8 cups [The fun wines are designed for low alcohol, like 7% — I chaptalize to about 10%]|
|Using powered stirring rod, dissolved bentonite into hot water.
Added juice/concentrate and rinsed bag.
Topped fermenter up to 6 gallons and sprinkled yeast over top.
|Racked wine into carboy and gallon jug.||04/17/2011
|Stirred up sediment (as per kit instructions) and racked into fermenter.||04/30/2011
|Using powered stirring rod, stirred metabisulphite and sorbate, Pomegranate F-Pack, and chitosan into wine.
Racked back into carboy and gallon jug.
|09/14/2011||I like this one better than the Green Apple/Riesling. This one is probably a keeper, although my preferences is for dry reds.|
|11/13/2011||Last week I tried some of this with dinner. NOT a good choice, this is a sipping wine not one for typical meals. Too sweet.|
|05/02/2014||Like with the Green Apple/Riesling, I’ve still got a case left. It’s tasty, but not what I really enjoy.|
|10/28/2018||As I noted with the Green Apple/Riesling, this wine lasted FAR longer than I expected. I gave my last bottles to my niece and my sister last year – both wines were still doing well. I’m quite surprised.|