The blackberry, blackcurrant and jammy notes give way to pepper, mint, cedar and black cherry. Dense and dark, with rock-ribbed tannins when young, it will round out to a smooth lustrous finish that goes on forever at its peak.
Sommelier Select™ Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon includes grapeskins* in the kit. Grapeskins are an excellent addition to wine kits. Not only do they enhance body, mouth-feel and tannin, they also boost color, flavor and aroma. This is because all of the raw ingredients for these things are found in the skin of a red grape. All of our red juices are macerated in our wineries to get the most out of their skins, but adding an extra dose of skin material turns up the volume on the wine's character.
Yield: 6 Gallons
*This recipe kit uses a RealGrape pack to boost flavor and body. Because the grape skins are not dried, they take up more space in your fermentor. This recipe requires the larger 7.9 gallon wine fermentor.
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|Wine Style||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine Region||North America|
|Includes Grape Skins||Yes|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Wine looks good at secondary stage.
Well it’s a bit early to review. Everything was in the box that was expected. The instructions were clear and precise. Bottling doesn’t happen for about ten more days, so the real review will happen in about six months. I’ll give four stars right now and reserve the fifth one until the taste test.
This wine is Amazing. I will be ordering another kit again really soon. It is better than most store bought wine!
Nice kit. Should note that you need a muslin bag for the skins that is not provided. I hav not bottled yet but everything seems to be good. Looking forward to sampling in a couple of weeks.
This was my first try with a Master Vintner kit and I was excited to see the bag of grape skins included! Instructions were very good and the wine is about to go into bottles after bulk aging for a month. I have to say I am pleased with the flavor and clarity at this stage and can’t wait to start sampling bottles in a month or so. Would definitely make a MV kit again.