DetailsMaster Vintner® Cabernet Sauvignon gains depth and complexity with aging, 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 / 5.038 ReviewsDon’t drink it too soonAs for the quality of the juice, I give this a solid 5 stars. Cabernet isn’t my favorite red so I can’t gush and rave about the final product and especially since it’s still less than six months old, but a few of my friends who are big fans of Cabs also tasted it at the 3-month timepoint (as it was being bottled) and we’re all in agreement that it will be a very nice wine at the 12-month timepoint.July 21, 2019Purchased
8 months agogood wineI think its the best wine Ive ever made.May 28, 2019Purchased
5 months agoMay 17, 2019Purchased
4 months agoGreat value.This a very reliable cab. Drinkable right away. I am just now going to try some I bottled a year ago. Hopefully it just gets better with age.May 8, 2019Purchased
5 months agoEasier, faster and better than making with frozen juiceI usually make wine with the frozen juice. On a whim, I bought this kit. I meticuoulsly followed the directions.
Very surprised with the results.
Will buy again.April 16, 2019Purchased
6 months agoApril 14, 2019Purchased
6 months agoMarch 30, 2019Purchased
7 months agogood starting wine kitvery clear instructions with good details. wine is a nice medium quality wine. will buy again for an every day wine.March 4, 2019Purchased
7 months agoWas drinkable pretty quick about 3 monthsJanuary 20, 2019Purchased
1 year agoGreat 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
9 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 49 answersCan 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 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 fineWhat 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 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.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.Approximately 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.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.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.