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:

$176.99

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 14 reviews
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Russell W.
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.

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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.

C
Chuck M.
Old Vine Zinfandel with skins wine kit-Master Vintner

Having a glass right now. It's delicious and it's only a month. I will be buying more. The customer service is awesome.

L
Laurence W.

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

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Sheila G.
Get an extra large bucket

So husband fills our normal fermentation bucket to six gallons and low and behold the skins are hydrated and juicy!! We overflowed. Twice. Next time we are filling to 5.5 gallons and using our new 7.5 gallon bucket. Not quite done with kit, still clearing, but we can’t wait to drink it!!

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
79%
(11)
14%
(2)
7%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Russell W.
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.

C
Chuck M.
Old Vine Zinfandel with skins wine kit-Master Vintner

Having a glass right now. It's delicious and it's only a month. I will be buying more. The customer service is awesome.

L
Laurence W.

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

S
Sheila G.
Get an extra large bucket

So husband fills our normal fermentation bucket to six gallons and low and behold the skins are hydrated and juicy!! We overflowed. Twice. Next time we are filling to 5.5 gallons and using our new 7.5 gallon bucket. Not quite done with kit, still clearing, but we can’t wait to drink it!!