This full-bodied red wine from RJS Craft Winemaking Cellar Classic collection bursts with bold flavors of black cherries and berries layered with toasted oak and vanilla. It has rich notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013 WineMaker International Award Winner
Ready Time: 6 Weeks
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Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Well balanced, great mouth-feel, fruit forward but mellow and nice smooth finish. Syrah and Zin make great bold, fruit forward wine and the cab is the mellow velvety finish. I've been making wine for over 10 years and this is my new go to wine. I did a primary ferment for about 25 days, cooler temp ( around 68-70) and I left it to bulk age in the carboy almost a year. I give a lot of wine as gifts and so far those that have tried it want more. I've only drank 2 bottles of it myself but it is a good batch!
California Cabernet Syrah Zinfandel Wine Kit - RJS Cru Select
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Excellent wine. I ferment at 70 degrees F over 2 weeks and transferred into secondary for 5 weeks. The wine is fruity initially but after aging for 6 months, the fruit mellows out. I have made this kit twice and will buy it again.
This is a great blend that's gotten tons of compliments. I thought it tasted and smelled like figs when I was first getting the batch started, so right away I knew it'd be different. It's got tons of character and I doubt any will last long enough to see a year behind the cork. It's that good! I'll echo the review that says it "warms my heart, body and soul."