Cabernet Sauvignon along with Merlot is one of the most commonly grown grapes world-wide, being the primary grape grown in the Bordeaux region of France. You may detect aromas of chocolate, ripe jammy berries, oak, pepper and earth from wines made from this concentrate. This concentrated juice (68 Brix) will make an excellent wine on its own, or blend it with another fruit or Alexander's Concentrate for a truly unique wine. Other ingredients you will need: Campden Tablets, Yeast Nutrient, Bentonite, Wine Yeast, Acid Blend, and Sparkalloid or other clarifier. Use One 46 oz. can for 2.5 gallons.
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Have gotten wine into final fermentation after adding oak spiral and wine is very pleasing and will have great taste after aging and clarifying. Very high quality concentrate. Randy
Still fermenting guys but all looks good!
Pretty good product! Just missing the tannins from the grape skins, but over all a very good product!
I added the concentrate to 100 gallons of Cabernet Sauvignon must to make up for the water added when pitching yeast and malolactic bacteria. I was curious about it. It has so much red coloring even adding two cans to 100 gallons I could see the artificial pink like coloring and it gave a lot of coloring to the young wine. I use organic grapes and don’t add tannins, colors, or anything artificial so was disappointed. . But if it’s all you have access to or want to use it to sweeten your grapes, it will work fine.
This wine was prepared by a conventional procedure and was bottled in November 2017. The first bottle was opened the second week in July, 2018.It was just great: at least as good as the Cab Sauv I’ve made many times before from kits.Plus, I was easily able to adjust my recipe to yield a more reasonable level of alcohol (around 12%). Recent batches of Cab Sauv and other wines made from kits had 14-18% alcohol. It would be way too much trouble to try to lower this.