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Merlot Wine Kit (Vintner's Reserve)

$74.99

Product Number: 40393

Availability: In stock

Merlot Vintner's Reserve

Now you can make bottles of your very own Merlot in your very own home. Whether you are just starting out with a wine hobby or you are a red wine fanatic, this Merlot kit is sure to be one of your new favorites. It's both easy to make and easy to drink, with flavorful black cherry and berry aromas. It’s a 2009 silver medal award winner at the Winemaker International Amateur Winemaking Competition. Ideal for serving with red meats and spicy red-sauce pasta dishes!


  • Deep red color
  • Black cherry and berry aromas
  • Full fruit intensity
  • Medium body
  • Sweetness - Dry
  • Oak-type – French
  • Oak intensity - Light


Rubber Stoppers - Drilled (6100x)

Get an air-tight, positive seal on your carboys, jugs and bottles with these reliable, drilled rubber stoppers. The hole is drilled directly in the center and perfectly sized to accept airlocks.


  • All suggested "Best Fits" are for new carboys purchased from Midwest Supplies
  • Note: If you've got an older carboy, jug or bottle, be sure to measure the mouth and use the dimensions provided


Type Red
Body Medium
Sweetness Dry
Oak Type French
Oak Intensity Light
Medal Winner 2006 Silver Award
Food Pairings Perfect with lamb, red meats and spicy tomato sauce dishes.

Customer Reviews

37 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 4.9

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Nice medium bodied red with a berry taste Review by Dobson

(Posted on 3/15/14)

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My wife and I are happy with this Merlot. We aged it 15 months and its a nice soft wine without any harshness.

Good Merlot kit Review by Jason

(Posted on 3/2/14)

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For the price vs. the quality of the wine the kit makes, it's a good deal.
I gave it plenty of time to age so it reached it's peak. Its medium bodied with a berry taste.

Second kit I've made Review by Sample

(Posted on 12/12/13)

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I aged it 9 months so far and it's absolutely delicious!
It's wonderfully smooth, and great to drink after dinner.

Great Value Review by Chad

(Posted on 12/1/13)

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This is an excelent wine for the price. It is as good or better than most $10-$12 bottles of Merlot in the store.

merlot Review by care

(Posted on 11/23/13)

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For the price, this is a very good merlot. Nice color and a light taste on the palate.

Yum! Review by Cameron

(Posted on 10/14/13)

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Just popped open a bottle of this that has aged ~3 months. Pretty darn good. Can't wait to open up another around 6 months! Easy to make, WineExpert gives great instructions.

Good wine kit Review by OD

(Posted on 10/11/13)

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I made this wine last year. I oaked it and let it sit in a carboy out of sight so I wouldn't be tempted to sample it. Now its ready and it's fabulous. Aging it a year made the difference.

Quite pleasd with this wine! Review by Chuck

(Posted on 8/21/13)

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This is my first attempt at home brewing wine. It turned out well. I have already had one bottle even though it hasn't fully aged, and I am amazed at the smoothness and fruitiness of this merlot. I plan to save two bottles from this batch. I will let one age for 6 months and the other for a year. I couldn't be happier with this wine.

A good kit Review by Anthony

(Posted on 8/18/13)

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My family and I very much liked the Merlot this kit made. I gave it plenty of time to ago so it was at it's peak. I tried a bottle early on and was disappointed, but when aged fully it's very good. Nice medium bodied with a berry taste.

Good soft wine Review by Chris

(Posted on 7/22/13)

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This Merlot has a a complex flavor. It's smooth and fruity which a subtle blackberry flavor. The oak flavor comes through nicely too. The wine was good at 9 months but has improved nicely at 15 months.

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Merlot Wine Kit (Vintner's Reserve)