DetailsMerlot grapes are one of the most grown grape varieties around the world. You will taste black cherry with a subtle spice note, and a smooth texture with this wine. 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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4.5 / 5.018 ReviewsMerlot feedbackConsistent quality ... been using this product for years. Cabby is also a good product.November 21, 2018Purchased
4 months agoGood for those who like MerlotQuick and easy Merlot. It's up to you how you want it to taste. Very simple instructions.April 29, 2018Purchased
11 months agomerlot sucks buy a box of franziasucks so far but it is probably too early as still in secondaryApril 19, 2018Purchased
12 months agodunno and it might be gone before I bottle it.This is a lovely wine, easily brewed and I sneak a cup at a time, Strictly for Quality control purposes! I hope there is some left for bottling!February 11, 2018Purchased
1 year agoNeed a little moreI've used this concentrate a few times. 3 cans should be the minimum for 5 gallons if you age in a barrel. If you want more body... then added another can. The supplied recipe does work, but I have my own for this for my own liking.November 24, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoGreat tasting, and SOOO easyIts been over three years since we bottled this, and recently popped one, DELICIOUS!!!! Super easy instructions to follow, even for experienced brewers, the was still fun, i purchased as a gift/starter pack for my wife.August 4, 2016Excellent Quality at a Good PriceI always use a can of Alexander's Merlot to my red fruit wines.July 30, 2016A great MerlotI used this merlot concentrate to make 5 gallons of wine. i used 3 cans ,fermented it ,racked it 3 times. I let it develop for a year and it came out great. Hase a great flavor, smooth taste,deep,dark, red color and has been getting exlent reviews. My second bath is 3 mounths into ageing and will start another in 3 mounths.Wish i hadn't waited a year to start second bath.April 11, 2015targeted flavorThe Alexanders concentrates are above par. I can get the specific flavor I want to target in my wine. One can makes a quality one gallon Merlot. This quality concentrate benefits form aging and I let it go 15-18 months before tasting.March 19, 2014Expensive but worth itAdding it to a Merlot kit will greatly improve the wine, making it thicker and full of flavor. One can for a 6 gallon kit is all that's needed.January 29, 2014
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 7 answersdo i add sugar ?BEST ANSWER: Yes. It is just the grape juice concentrate and isn't pre-mixed like the kits. The label lists their recommended instructions/method that include the following additional ingredients needed: water, sugar, yeast nutrient, bentonite, wine yeast and tartaric acid/acid blend. Of course, you can also use your own recipe/method if you want to.