Happy With My Pinot Noir Vs Some Store Bought Competition
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:00 PM
My VR pinot noir was outstanding compared to the Barefoot. Now, admittedly, the Barefoot is a cheap store wine. It costs $5 compared to the $2+ my wine cost to make. The Barefoot had a metallic taste to it. It is the same metallic taste many store bought reds have had. Not sure where that metallic taste comes from in these wines. My homemade wines never have that taste. My pinot noir was smooth and mellow. No off taste anywhere there. Very fruity. It tasted like a wine where the wine components came together nicely. Even my wine aerator could not help that store bought wine much.
Kits are great. I try many store wines. I may purchase a wine exceeding $15, on rare occasion, but not often. My kits perform as well or better than the high end of my price range. I keep thinking about why my kits are better(and it is not just me saying this). Are kit companies sourcing different juices than these wineries? Maybe but how much different can they be? I swear it comes down to quality control. I baby these wines. My cleaning and sanitizing methods are spot on. I used double filtered water(regular household filter and then a brita filter). I keep the fermentation and aging at nearly perfect temps. My bottled wines do not sit in the sunshine, or in fluorescent light all day and night. Possibly all these factors.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:27 PM
And of course, a home winemaker can make less expensive wines that compete well with lower-price-point wines, but are still quite good wines ($8/bottle wines can be pretty decent).
Anyways, just some quick math-in-public thinking..
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
Our wine club will do blind tastings at our "meetings" quite often. Last October I hosted and did a blind tasting of Pinot Noirs ranging in price from the $3.99 Barefoot Cellar to a $60 bottle from Willamette Valley Vineyards which was Oregon's winery of the year. The other wines were in the $9 to $15 dollar range.
Most rated the BFC as DNPIM. (Do not put in mouth.) I thought it was very funny when the first person to taste the BFC simply said, "It's a $3.99 Pinot) How the hell that wine won an award is beyond me. (The fact that the bottle said it did when I bought it was why I chose to include it in the blind tasting.)
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