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
Wine Recipe Type Cabernet Sauvignon Type Red Origin - Body Medium
4.6 / 5.029 ReviewsGreat kit, instructions need more detail (maybe).Great kit so far. My only issue has been when racking from primary fermentation to secondary. Quite a bit of the must has bubbled out of my 6 gallon carboy. I am planning ahead with my next kit (I bought 3 Master Vitner kits) and will only fill the carboy to below the neck taper, and wait until bubbling/foam subsides to siphon the remaining must. If someone has another suggestion plz let me know Ive followed instructions to the letter, btw.December 30, 2018Purchased
1 month agoGreat Red, don't rush this one.Good bodied red wine. Love the flavor. After making this one, found that a 2nd round of clarifying made it a very smooth evening red.December 27, 2018Purchased
1 month agoThe main wine taste test is do i like it. Yes!December 17, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDecember 4, 2018Purchased
2 months agoIt’s awesomeSo far, so good. I love the wine makers kit. It’s everything you need. Just finished Riesling and just started the cab.December 2, 2018Purchased
2 months agoVery GoodA bit bolder than the Pinot Noir but an excellent wine. Ours ended up at about 15% alcohol.November 23, 2018Purchased
5 months agoJust bottled it with my new assistant helping out, my wife. She thought it tasted very good. I thought so as well but we will give it a few months before we crack it open.November 12, 2018Purchased
4 months agogreat wineI am not a wine drinker but I do live brewing and winemaking. The wife is a wine drinker so I made 6 gallons of Merlot using the kit, I spilled about 3 gallons by accident. So I finished the rest, a first stage the merlot was good tasting and this is from a beer and Vodka drinker. Will open a bottle on 10/08 her birthday. making a Chardonnay and one other for her retirement. Maybe keep her happy while I adjust to her retirement.. For the price and for a first timer it is worth the price. If I get good then maybe the expensive stuffSeptember 25, 2018Purchased
4 months agoVery nice kit. I like that it is a 6 gallon kit. The taste at bottling was coming a long nicley, in 6 months it should be much better.August 23, 2018Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 49 answersWhat is included in the kit?BEST ANSWER: Grape Juice, Yeast, Yeast Nutrient, Oak chips, Instructions, and degassing/clarifying additives for use prior to bottling.I just moved my wine to secondary fermenter with sentiment. The gravity is at 1.0. There is zero fermentation activity after 3 days. Is this normal?BEST ANSWER: yes, that has happen to me also the wine came out fineApproximately what alcohol content did this have?BEST ANSWER: I've had these kits start between 1.080 and 1.100 so if you made no modifications to the kit (add sugar etc.) it will finish at approx. 10.5% - 13% ABV.Does this kit come with oak?BEST ANSWER: Yes the kit comes with oak chips.
Have bottled and enjoyed this wine already, surprised by the full body. Good selection for lower priced kit.If I were to add oak to this kit when would it be added ?BEST ANSWER: I have oaked at different stages with good results. If using oak powder, I prefer to add it during primary. But with chips, I find that oaking in the carboy after clearing works well. It's a more controlled oaking where I can focus on the length and amount of oaking to get the exact flavor I want.Can this wine age longer than a year?BEST ANSWER: I have aged this Cabernet for more than a year, after the corking process I have heated a foil cap over the cork. My 2 favorite wines are Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio (both by Master Vintner)I know that this wine can age for a year, at most. How long is it preferred it ages at minimum?BEST ANSWER: Ours was good at 3 months and every month after it gets better and better.Is it appropriate to add extra tannin and if so how much to make it somewhat bolder?BEST ANSWER: Adding tannin can ruin your wine very quickly. It's easy to add too much. So I only add tannin to lighter fruit wines that need a little extra punch. I have never added tannins to a red grape wine kit.