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pH? RS? Any Mega Red, Purple, or any other Mega color added? % of new oak?
"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen
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Can you describe the fermentation a little bit more? I read the description about being "open-top" and would love a few more details. Does wild yeast play a part in fermentation at all, or is that just a wine expression that I am not familiar with (most of them since I am very new to wine).
Open-top peeks my interest as a beer brewer.
It's great to be a Florida Gator!
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Great folks making great wines out of the Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara County. I believe their winemaker for this vintage was Doug Margerum, owner of Margerum Wines and one of the people responsible for the creation of the AVA, which sits in the Eastern part of the Santa Ynez Valley. It sees a lot more heat over there, making it an ideal spot for Bordeaux varities - as well as site-specific rhone plantings as well.
At a little of $16 per bottle, it really seems like a 'no brainer' to give it a shot . . .