The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

One Year Tasting of La Jolla Cave Rhone Red

One year tasting of the rhone blend. Decanted for about an hour. A little bit of the weird soapiness I get with the kit wines in the nose, also notes of plum and oak. Foamy. Sour flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and raspberry with strong oak and soapiness also. Long finish, but quite sour and tart, but really rich flavors underneath. Not ready, definitely needs more aging. Does seem to improve with more air.  It is recommended to age this wine 2-3 years for optimal flavor, I guess I’ll have to make some more easy-drinkers to tide me over!

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