DetailsMaster Vintner™ Cabernet Sauvignon makes six gallons of medium-bodied wine with moderate tannins, featuring savory notes of dark, dried fruit behind aromas of ripe plum and vanilla.
Wonderfully complex flavors of currants, blackberry and chocolate burst from this crowd-pleasing wine.
Master Vintner™ Cabernet Sauvignon gains depth and complexity with oak aging (not included), developing an aroma of peppery-spice that melts into flavors of smoked cedar, coffee and tobacco.
Yield: 6 gallons
- Details & Instructions
Type Red Origin - Body Medium
4.9 / 5.07 ReviewsEasy to make and rivalsEasy to make and rivals more expensive brands. I will purchase again.March 20, 2016Tim's Excellent CabernetI'm doing my second 6 gallons of Tim Vandergrift's Cabernet Sauvignon because everyone raved about the first batch, and it's easy to make. I used other kits, but Tim's are very predictable and the results are spot on.July 11, 2016Best wine I've ever made.10/10.... I used to have a store bought favorite red wine.... not anymore! I used the French Toasted Oak Cubes while it was still fermenting (day ~3ish) and it came out phenomenally. Everyone raved, so it's time for batch #2!July 29, 2016Everything was awesome and onEverything was awesome and on timeMarch 23, 2016Loved this Wine!I liked the video that walks you thorugh everything, step by step, liked the process of making it...I have made bottling/corking day a holiday!July 30, 2016Not bad, easy to make, fast.Easy recipe. Reasonable wine. I would recommend for a first wine.July 31, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 7 answersIs it appropriate to add extra tannin and if so how much to make it somewhat bolder?BEST ANSWER: I did not add any additional tannin as the previous kits I made tasted very fine without it. The batch I most recently made it still young and I have yet to sample it.What yeast is used in this kit. I purchased this kit and need to purchase an additional yeast packet as my packet has gone missing for some reason.BEST ANSWER: lalvin ec-1118What is the source of the juice? California grapes?BEST ANSWER: These are not rated by source of grapes but rather the style of wine produced. Most of these grapes in most batches come from California yes. The produced wine is a California style cabernet. Cheers!if one wanted to "gain depth and complexity with oak aging (not included)" what would you suggest adding to the kitBEST ANSWER: Oak enhances the color, soften the flavors and impart its own characteristics to your wine. The choice is definitely yours. American oak is usually a bit more intense in flavor than it's French counterpart. American works great for the big, bold reds.
We would suggest a medium to heavy toast for the Cabernet Sauvignon.Is this a complete kit or just juice?BEST ANSWER: This is a complete kit that includes the concentrate, yeast, additives, and instructions.