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Epilogue Wines Mixed Red and White (6)

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Cesare


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Epilogue Wines Mixed Red and White 6-Pack
$79.99 (Normally $116.20) 31% off List Price
2010 Epilogue North Coast Chardonnay
2010 Epilogue Red Blend, California Bordeaux Blend
2011 Epilogue Sauvignon Blanc
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rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin

I need some help understanding the SB.
How can this be "harvested in the middle of the night, because the cooler temperatures lock in essential acidity and phenols" and have such a high pH of 3.91 and TA of 5.3% with such a low ABV of 13.1%? What was the brix at harvest? The numbers and description just don't seem to match.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 202 Private Messages chipgreen

Possible explanation; the grapes wouldn't fully ripen so they were picked in the dead of night in order to eke out an extra 0.1-0.2 TA. 2010 was a tough year.

lichme


quality posts: 3124 Private Messages lichme
rjquillin wrote:I need some help understanding the SB.
How can this be "harvested in the middle of the night, because the cooler temperatures lock in essential acidity and phenols" and have such a high pH of 3.91 and TA of 5.3% with such a low ABV of 13.1%? What was the brix at harvest? The numbers and description just don't seem to match.



I didn't know wine was so complicated. That's why I am so afraid of it.

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin
chipgreen wrote:Possible explanation; the grapes wouldn't fully ripen so they were picked in the dead of night in order to eke out an extra 0.1-0.2 TA. 2010 was a tough year.

But unripe fruit, I thought, should suggest much higher TA and/or lower pH...
Hopefully we'll get some winemaker comments.

CT

wleev


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wleev
rjquillin wrote:I need some help understanding the SB.
How can this be "harvested in the middle of the night, because the cooler temperatures lock in essential acidity and phenols" and have such a high pH of 3.91 and TA of 5.3% with such a low ABV of 13.1%? What was the brix at harvest? The numbers and description just don't seem to match.



What is SB?

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin
wleev wrote:What is SB?

Welcome!
Sauvignon Blanc

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chipgreen


quality posts: 202 Private Messages chipgreen
rjquillin wrote:But unripe fruit, I thought, should suggest much higher TA and/or lower pH...
Hopefully we'll get some winemaker comments.


I've probably got it all screwed around but I thought that less ripe = lower brix = less acid and higher pH.

wleev


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rjquillin wrote:Sauvignon Blanc



uh... duh... thx.

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin
chipgreen wrote:I've probably got it all screwed around but I thought that less ripe = lower brix = less acid and higher pH.

Agree on the first two, less ripe, lower sugars, lower brix. From wiki: As the grapes go through veraison, sugars in the grapes will continue to rise as acid levels fall.

CT

wleev


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rjquillin wrote:Welcome!
Sauvignon Blanc



thx

chipgreen


quality posts: 202 Private Messages chipgreen
rjquillin wrote:Agree on the first two, less ripe, lower sugars, lower brix. From wiki: As the grapes go through veraison, sugars in the grapes will continue to rise as acid levels fall.


Right, lower brix = less sugar/lower alcohol, not less acid. My bad. I knew that I didn't know. Hah!

Winedavid39


quality posts: 211 Private Messages Winedavid39

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i like these folks. Earnest winemakers and business folk not too caught up in all the madness surrounding them.

leaders of the next generation in the wine industry, IMHO.

Welcome Envolve Winery.

djlund999


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Re the Bordeaux blend - I see the spec comments about 'crafted with tine old world in mind'. style', but no mention of mineral, earthiness, tar, tobacco, cedar or cigar box. Is this still a california style meritage?

(I have had little exposure to Mendocino, and that has been via sauv blanc or zinfandel, but not any cab-family fruit).

cdthomas9


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How come this offer can't be shipped to Maryland? I've ordered wine from here before with no problem, but not this specific deal?

North316


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cdthomas9 wrote:How come this offer can't be shipped to Maryland? I've ordered wine from here before with no problem, but not this specific deal?



Your answer is right in the second post....

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Searayjim


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North316 wrote:Your answer is right in the second post....



Every day too.

kylemittskus


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lichme wrote:I didn't know wine was so complicated. That's why I am so afraid of it.



Lichme, hang out here 1/10 of the time you do at deals, ask questions, and read. There's a ton of valuable, informative, possibly snarky, information around these parts. Wine isn't scary! It's just dynamic.

"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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus

Fun fact: this winery is co-owned (I think) by Ben from last season of The Bachelor. If he's not co-owner, he is somehow attached to it closely.

"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

mrn1


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mrn1
kylemittskus wrote:Fun fact: this winery is co-owned (I think) by Ben from last season of The Bachelor. If he's not co-owner, he is somehow attached to it closely.



Well that should get our lady Wooters on board post haste I think!! SHMBO might not blow a cork if I bought this one as she is going to be when the Scott Harvey Old Vine Zin gets delivered in the next cople of days!!!

edlada


quality posts: 5 Private Messages edlada
kylemittskus wrote:Lichme, hang out here 1/10 of the time you do at deals, ask questions, and read. There's a ton of valuable, informative, possibly snarky, information around these parts. Wine isn't scary! It's just dynamic.



Umm, biodynamic?

My dogs like me, that is important.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
edlada wrote:Umm, biodynamic?



Mods, can we get probation here, please!

"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

coynedj


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If sshapiro216 checks in, you have a PM.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

ThunderThighs


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kylemittskus wrote:Mods, can we get probation here, please!



Probations for all! Step up!




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ThunderThighs


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kylemittskus wrote:Fun fact: this winery is co-owned (I think) by Ben from last season of The Bachelor. If he's not co-owner, he is somehow attached to it closely.



You may be on to something there.




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Winedavid39


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ThunderThighs wrote:You may be on to something there.



yep, i put the deal together with Ben. good dude. should be showing up here soon.

benflajnik


quality posts: 5 Private Messages benflajnik
edlada wrote:Umm, biodynamic?



Hi there! These wines were farmed organically (SB) and sustainably (RD, CH). Our Envolve brand is the biodynamically farmed wines. thanks!

benflajnik


quality posts: 5 Private Messages benflajnik
djlund999 wrote:Re the Bordeaux blend - I see the spec comments about 'crafted with tine old world in mind'. style', but no mention of mineral, earthiness, tar, tobacco, cedar or cigar box. Is this still a california style meritage?

(I have had little exposure to Mendocino, and that has been via sauv blanc or zinfandel, but not any cab-family fruit).



The red wine was farmed in paso robles. it's an easy drinking bdx blend with lover alc and good fruit qualities. people always think cherry pie.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
benflajnik wrote:Hi there! These wines were farmed organically (SB) and sustainably (RD, CH). Our Envolve brand is the biodynamically farmed wines. thanks!



You lost me.

"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

benflajnik


quality posts: 5 Private Messages benflajnik
rjquillin wrote:I need some help understanding the SB.
How can this be "harvested in the middle of the night, because the cooler temperatures lock in essential acidity and phenols" and have such a high pH of 3.91 and TA of 5.3% with such a low ABV of 13.1%? What was the brix at harvest? The numbers and description just don't seem to match.



Hi there! As far as I remember the brix were around 23/23.5 when we picked. We pick a tad earlier to lock in the bright acid.

benflajnik


quality posts: 5 Private Messages benflajnik

Sorry I am late to the forum. If you have any questions I am here to help. Thanks for trying Epilogue wines!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
benflajnik wrote:Hi there! As far as I remember the brix were around 23/23.5 when we picked. We pick a tad earlier to lock in the bright acid.



3.91pH is bright acid? Or is the woot info incorrect?

"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

PemberDucky


quality posts: 41 Private Messages PemberDucky

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benflajnik wrote:Hi there! These wines were farmed organically (SB) and sustainably (RD, CH). Our Envolve brand is the biodynamically farmed wines. thanks!



welcome, ben!
thanks for coming by!


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benflajnik


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kylemittskus wrote:3.91pH is bright acid? Or is the woot info incorrect?



The info is correct. Being mendo fruit, fermented in stainless, and picked at 23 brix are all contributors of keeping this wine bright and lively on the palate.

true559


quality posts: 25 Private Messages true559

Only 2 of the six bottles interest me...in for 0.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus

Did the Chard undergo MLF? If so, 100% or was it stopped?

"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

cortot20


quality posts: 159 Private Messages cortot20

The red seems interesting.
The chard is typically a pass for me but your answer to Kyle's question may temp me and the SB sounds like it would scrape the enamel right off my teeth. Is it in the grapefruit bomb style of NZ (and everywhere else now)or is it a more subdued SB that we might have had from California about 10 years ago? Thanks in advance for the answers and commentary, you'll find that Biodynamic is a bad word around these parts but honesty and humor will go along way to selling some wine and being brought back here for future offers.

Your season of the bachelorette was the only one I have ever seen. I wont comment on whether I enjoyed it or not.

CT

yorknh


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Wow, apparently disliking reality TV is grounds for having posts deleted.

PemberDucky


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yorknh wrote:Wow, apparently disliking reality TV is grounds for having posts deleted.



off-topic posts get deleted.

whether or not you like a genre of television is utterly irrelevant.


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