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 / 5.022 Reviewsgreat 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
2 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
3 months agoDeliciousEvery time I make this, my extended family sneaks into my cellar and helps themselves to a bottle. It's very good.July 18, 2018Purchased
5 months agoA bit watered down, but still a good table wineI made this around three months ago and let it age for a time on my counter. Finally bottled it today. Not a bad table wine. When I first pitched yeast in the beginning I gave the juice a taste (only added water to five gallons, not six) and was surprised at how watered down it tasted then. Same thing now, weak mouthfeel and overall kind of watered down experience, but all of the characteristic cabernet traits are there. The color is spot on and beautiful, and the full berry flavors come out with leather and the strangest hint of licorice. If you're looking for a nice easy table wine then look no further, this wasn't bad and I predict that in another year or so it might be very pleasing. But to be honest, I think I prefer the Winexpert or Fontana brands. Happy fermenting!June 21, 2018Purchased
8 months agoPleasing cabernet sauvignonThe cabernet sauvignon wine kit was complete, having all the ingredients necessary to begin the fermentation process, as well as the ingredients necessary for clarification and settling. The directions for the entire process were easy to follow and greatly simplified the whole operation. After it was finished, bottled, and labeled ( I made my own labels) I tried a glass along with a glass of store-bought cabernet, and I could discern very little difference in taste. Overall, I was very pleased with my first step away from making just fruit wines and I will spend the money for another kit soon.May 6, 2018Purchased
7 months agosuper goodA low price per kit for an outstanding wine. Very complexApril 11, 2018Purchased
8 months agoCabernet Sauvignon - delicious on bottling dayI bottled my first 6 gallons of Cabernet Sauvignon last Saturday; we produced 30 bottles with two full glasses left. Of course my wife and I sampled what was left, and I must say it was delicious! We can’t wait for it to age a few months to se how much more flavorful it becomes!March 28, 2018Purchased
8 months agoAt first I didn’t care much for it, but after leaving it on the wine rack for over 6 months, pulled the cock on a bottle, and to our surprise it was a very very good flavored wine. Only two bottles left. Going to make another Bach.March 27, 2018Purchased
8 months agoIt's gonna be a good cab but...I think the instructions have some wrong information. It says
2. "If your kit has oak chips, add them to you secondary fermenter now." ( thought this was strange but I did it anyway)
Then it said to rack into the carboy containing the oak chips. I was cleaning up as I was racking and heard this noise. It was the oak chips boiling out of the carboy. Huge mess, Lost a bottle of wine.
I think the wine is very good however. I'd be happy with a free kit LOLJanuary 17, 2018Purchased
11 months agoBetter than store broughtThis is my second batch and it came out better than the first one. It is fruit forward and full body. This time I let it age in the carboy for 6 months vs bottling then aging. This is going to be my go to batch from now on.November 29, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 47 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)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.I know that this wine can age for a year, at most. How long is it preferred it ages at minimum?BEST ANSWER: After 3 Month's you're going to have nice flavor. 6+ months is best