DetailsElegant and refined, Master Vintner™ Merlot yields six gallons of wine featuring complex flavors of cherry, plum and currants.
Deep, juicy aromas present bright, fresh fruit. Flavorful notes of strawberries and raspberries intermingle with hints of ripe currants for full-bodied yet easy-drinking red wine. Pairs well with red meat, cheese and game dishes.
Master Vintner™ Merlot develops prominent notes of smoked cedar wood when aged with oak (not included).
Yield: 6 gallons
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Wine Recipe Type Merlot Type Red Origin - Body Full
4.6 / 5.011 ReviewsWonderful!!! Would 100% recommend!This batch of Merlot came out amazing, I however do not follow the instructions. I don't bottle after a month. I add a specific amount of potassium metabisulfite in addition to what they provide in the kits, and top up and let it sit in the car boy for roughly 12-22 months racking three times over that period and leaving oak cubes in it for a majority of that time. And then bottle. Never had a bad batch and I have 10, 6 gallon carboys and have been making wine for 4 and a half years now. But this batch of Merlot is for anyone who like a smooth dry red and mine had a light nutty flavor! Wonderful kit!February 8, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoExcellent MerlotWe don't usually like Merlots because they are typically light-bodied, and we refer heartier reds. But this kit proved to be excellent. Ages very well.March 11, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoVery good Merlot litThis is a great Merlot wine kit that includes all ingredients to make great wine. I also have made Cabernet Savion with great results!March 27, 2017Purchased
1 year agoMaster Vintner Merlot is a winnerThis vintage is full bodied and a favorite with everyone that tries it. Tim's Merlot kit is a real winner and the results are consistent every time.December 6, 2016Purchased
1 year agoMerlot in my dreamsThis is my first attempt at a wine kit. Everything was well described and the steps are explicit. So far the wine tastes great (before bottling) and I am looking forward to trying it with some age on it. This kit contained charred oak chips which I think improves the syrupy floor of the merlot grape juice, making it a lot more "professional" flavored.March 15, 2017Purchased
1 year agoLove itEasy and comes out great! Family and friends enjoy this kit.May 11, 2018Purchased
1 year agoMerlotStraight forward directions, great kit for a first timer, great tasteDeep intense colorsJuly 2, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat KitThe wine kit turned out great. Very good color and body.January 22, 2018Purchased
7 months agoSmooth wineThe Master Vintner Merlot is a smooth red wine, which everyone enjoys -- even those who do not ordinarily like red wine.June 22, 2017Purchased
1 year agoHave my merlot in a carboy, it's only day 25, but I'm planning on keeping it there for at least six months. My plan is to transfer back and forth several times while keeping oak cubes in the infuser with it. My goal is to see just how much of an 'oaky' flavor I can get.November 11, 2017Purchased
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