Old Vine Zinfandel w/ Skins Wine Kit - Master Vintner® Sommelier Select®

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Old Vine Zinfandel w/ Skins Wine Kit - Master Vintner® Sommelier Select®

SKU 42593

PRICE AS CONFIGURED:

$199.99

Price Per BOTTLE: $6.66

Product Details

When vines get past their fourth decade, they produce fewer grapes, but much more intense fruit, giving rich, dense wine with great character and ageing potential.
Medium-full bodied with firm acidity, this Old Vine Zin* shows a combination of red and black fruits--raspberry, blackberry, fig, plum and raisin, along with an intriguing black pepper spiciness on the rich, rolling finish. An excellent match with dark chocolate (try it!), it's also a great barbecue wine (especially chicken), or with lamb, pulled pork or grilled burgers.

*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.

Additional Information

SKU 42593
Wine Color Red
Wine Style Zinfandel
Includes Grape Skins Yes
Yield 6 Gallons
Food Pairings #N/A
Oak Intensity #N/A

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
76%
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Russ M.
Russ

The kit instructions said to put the grape skins in the muslin bag However the bag was missing I had to make my own. When I contacted you I was told that you recommended not using the bag , that’s the 1st time I’ve ever been told that, and I’ve been making wine for over 30 plus years

J
John W.
Bottled and resting

Great kit, just followed the directions except for letting the carboy bulk age for an extra 50 days. During the bottling, sneaked a taste and it was great, Now will attempt to leave it aging in the bottle for a year and taste again.

C
Charlie P.

I Have No Problem With Midwest Supplies Great To Work With, I Purchased What I Thought Was A Premium Wine Kit. There Was no Bag For The Grape Skins, No Labels For The Bottles (Which Other Suppliers Supply With There Kits) And The Instruction Have A Lot Left To Be Desired. Midwest Supplies Supplied The Bags. Have Not Brewed The Kit Yet. Hope All Turns Out Well.

F
Frost
Made a pyment/mead

I made a pyment/mead with this kit - actually, more than one from one kit - so this likely isn't a review of the results of the kit per it's contents and instructions, but I thought I'd put it out there for others to consider.
Everything is as described for contents, etc. No bag for the skins, and I'm hoping they decided to add one as they're not very expensive (I bought this kit in 2020). I have reusable ones, so not a big deal for me. For those interested in experimenting...
I split this up into 2 batches and used D254 yeast in one, and D80 in the other. I also used my own oak instead of the chips - a blend of American, French, and Hungarian (all Med+ toast levels) - then blended the two batches. I had some other 'tweaks' post fermentation, and the end result was great. I also did the same with another Syrah kit, and blended some of it with this batch. That also turned out phenomenal.

J
Jennifer O.
A little disappointed in this one

The kit seemed odd. There was no bentonite or cheesecloth sock, and had a few different ingredients from others I have made. It tastes OK after a couple of months of sitting, but it still has a bit of bitterness that usually goes away after bottling. This kit could have been off, but it tastes more like a light Pinot Noir than a big red Zinfandel. It's still perfectly drinkable, just not what I expected from prior kits.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
76%
(13)
18%
(3)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Russ M.
Russ

The kit instructions said to put the grape skins in the muslin bag However the bag was missing I had to make my own. When I contacted you I was told that you recommended not using the bag , that’s the 1st time I’ve ever been told that, and I’ve been making wine for over 30 plus years

J
John W.
Bottled and resting

Great kit, just followed the directions except for letting the carboy bulk age for an extra 50 days. During the bottling, sneaked a taste and it was great, Now will attempt to leave it aging in the bottle for a year and taste again.

C
Charlie P.

I Have No Problem With Midwest Supplies Great To Work With, I Purchased What I Thought Was A Premium Wine Kit. There Was no Bag For The Grape Skins, No Labels For The Bottles (Which Other Suppliers Supply With There Kits) And The Instruction Have A Lot Left To Be Desired. Midwest Supplies Supplied The Bags. Have Not Brewed The Kit Yet. Hope All Turns Out Well.

F
Frost
Made a pyment/mead

I made a pyment/mead with this kit - actually, more than one from one kit - so this likely isn't a review of the results of the kit per it's contents and instructions, but I thought I'd put it out there for others to consider.
Everything is as described for contents, etc. No bag for the skins, and I'm hoping they decided to add one as they're not very expensive (I bought this kit in 2020). I have reusable ones, so not a big deal for me. For those interested in experimenting...
I split this up into 2 batches and used D254 yeast in one, and D80 in the other. I also used my own oak instead of the chips - a blend of American, French, and Hungarian (all Med+ toast levels) - then blended the two batches. I had some other 'tweaks' post fermentation, and the end result was great. I also did the same with another Syrah kit, and blended some of it with this batch. That also turned out phenomenal.

J
Jennifer O.
A little disappointed in this one

The kit seemed odd. There was no bentonite or cheesecloth sock, and had a few different ingredients from others I have made. It tastes OK after a couple of months of sitting, but it still has a bit of bitterness that usually goes away after bottling. This kit could have been off, but it tastes more like a light Pinot Noir than a big red Zinfandel. It's still perfectly drinkable, just not what I expected from prior kits.