DetailsCabernet Sauvignon along with Merlot is one of the most commonly grown grapes world-wide, being the primary grape grown in the Bordeaux region of France. You may detect aromas of chocolate, ripe jammy berries, oak, pepper and earth from wines made from this concentrate. This concentrated juice (68 Brix) will make an excellent wine on its own, or blend it with another fruit or Alexander's Concentrate for a truly unique wine. Other ingredients you will need: Campden Tablets, Yeast Nutrient, Bentonite, Wine Yeast, Acid Blend, and Sparkalloid or other clarifier. Use One 46 oz. can for 2.5 gallons.
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4.7 / 5.014 ReviewsVery good concentrateThis concentrate makes a good value wine for the money. While not a great wine, it's still good. This is a good size for testing small batch recipes. If you reduce the batch size to 2 gallons from 2.5 it's actually very good._x000D_March 7, 2013great stuff done rightI liked it best as a one gallon batch..at one gallon the acidity is almost the same as the wine expert kits if there is a difference its not much, not enough to go changing the acidity so I leave it just the way it is..as a 5 bottle or 6 bottle batch and after many experiments basically copy wine experts method but make one gallon batches with sun country..August 8, 2010Good CabernetThis made a great Cabernet wine. The only mistake I made was filtering it using my Buon mini jet with a #2 filter which took out a lot of the rich, dark color usually associated with cabernet sauvignon and left it a dark clear red. Next time I won't filter this wine. I also recommend using 3 cans for a 5 gallon batch for a full-bodied wine.July 13, 2011UpgradeI added a can to one of the kits to boost the fermentables and make a deeper red wine. Doing so allowed me to increase the volume of the wine just a little so there was no head space in the secondary. Nice improvement in the wines flavor,body, and appearance.March 13, 2014Use for testing new recipes!Created a decent wine. This is perfect for beginners, or people who want to test various recipes. (or for college students who want to create their own wine that's better than the cheap stuff at the store, but costs way less)_x000D__x000D_I gave the 5-out-of-5 for quality, because I feel I'm getting what I paid for. You obviously get better quality if you go with an expensive kitJuly 11, 2011Good tasting concentrateGood quality. Perfect for experimenting with 1 gallon batches. The acidity is almost the same as the wine expert kits. I can see people being disappointed if they use too much water, and get a watery wine._x000D__x000D_March 28, 2013Makes a good CabernetI used 4 cans for a 6 gallon batch. It had a nice dark rich color, good aroma and taste. It made a good full bodied wine that I am proud to share with people. The nice thing about concentrates is you can add more and make a better quality wine.July 31, 2013Good stockI've made great small scale recipes with this concentrate. Its a good quality base stock, just add tannins or acid to your preference. I also like to blend stocks and wines in experimental batches.November 20, 2013Makes a good Cabernet SauvignonIt's a good wine base but you need more than the directions indicate. Four cans for 5 gallons makes a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.January 13, 2014
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answerHow long will grape juice concentrate last once opened? I plan to make a pyment so I won't need to be making the standard 5 gallons from concentrate.BEST ANSWER: Concentrates should be used once opened. You might be able to close back up or store in your fridge, but I would not recommend having opened concentrates without using all of it for more than maybe a day or two. I hope this helps!