One of WineMaker magazine's top 100 wine kits for 2014.
Eclipse wine kits are made with the finest quality varietal juice from around the world to produce wines that will satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning wine enthusiasts. Eclipse kits include wine bottle labels.
This is a very sublime Merlot from the prestigious vineyards of California's Napa Valley. There, ideal climate and soil conditions combined with refined growing and cellaring techniques allow for consistent high quality treatment of grape varietals. Harvested from the highly regarded Stag's Leap District on the valley's east bench, this Merlot is dry and medium-bodied with a soft, supple fruity palate of plums, red and black berries, and chocolate. Its characteristic spicy aroma, accentuated with light warm oak, foreshadows the rich, round, smooth and mouth-filling flavor experience. It finishes with a warm spiciness and gentle hints of oak, toast, and vanilla. Food pairings: beef dishes, poultry with rich sauces, lamb, game birds, pasta with tomato sauces, hard firm cheeses, and hearty stews.
Oak Intensity: Heavy
The 18 liters of regional varietal juice makes 6 gallons, providing approximately 30 bottles of wine. Extended aging in bottles will greatly enhance flavor. Kit includes grape skins. Bottle labels included.