Okanagan Valley Meritage w/ Skins Wine Kit - RJS Cru International Wine Kit

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Okanagan Valley Meritage w/ Skins Wine Kit - RJS Cru International Wine Kit

SKU 42723

PRICE AS CONFIGURED:

$134.99

Price Per BOTTLE: $4.49

Product Details

Explore the Canadian Okanagan in your own way with Cru International’s Okanagan Meritage. 

This dry, medium-bodied wine opens on the nose with delicious aromas of red currant, cassis, vanilla, cigar box, and spices. On the palate, it unveils a round mouthfeel with polished tannins for a supported finish. Terroir: The Canadian Okanagan is a beautiful and expansive valley stretching over 250km, where mother nature has created the ideal climate for viticulture. The lake that spans the valley helps to temper the summer heat, alongside the Cascade and Coast Mountains which create a rain shadow effect, resulting in the perfect growing conditions for grapes.

The Okanagan is known for its wineries and fruit orchards and is surrounded by pine forests and provincial parks. Pair this wine with braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.

Includes 125 g of Genuwine Dried Grape Skins*. Genuwine grape skins are crushed, whole grape skins, gently dried in a proprietary process that preserves their original color and fresh vineyard flavor. Fermentation on Genuwine dried grape skins enhances the color, flavor profile, and bouquet of wine.

*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.

Note: This kit does not include bottle labels.

Additional Information

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SKU

42723

Wine Color Red
Wine Style Other Red
Wine Region North America
Includes Grape Skins Yes
Yield 6 Gallons
Food Pairings

Pair this wine with braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.

Oak Intensity Medium

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
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J
John F.

Great kit and delivery was good.

G
Glenn S.
A delicious Red Wine-My new Fav!!!!

Smooth, enjoyable to drink!

P
Paul B.
Excellent

This is the second time I have made this wine kit from the British Columbia region. The wine this time right out of the carboy was pleasant to the palate, very smooth. I plan to let it sit for six or more months before consuming it, but if it is like the first batch, it will get better with aging.

M
Michele A.
Okanagan Valley Meritage

We've been making wine for the last 6 years and this is by far the best one out there. This wine tastes amazing. If you like a mild sweet red wine, this is the one for you. Haven't been able to save a bottle for more than a year but a year bottled is great. Would love to make it to 18 months to see how well it ages.

J
Joe
Meritage

I made two 6 gallon batches of this wine according to the instructions. Let it aged for almost a year and bottled 1 batch. It's an okay wine. Thought it would be drier but it's not. Not one of my favorites. I added an oak spiral to my second carboy and will let that age for awhile and then re- sample.

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
93%
(25)
7%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
John F.

Great kit and delivery was good.

G
Glenn S.
A delicious Red Wine-My new Fav!!!!

Smooth, enjoyable to drink!

P
Paul B.
Excellent

This is the second time I have made this wine kit from the British Columbia region. The wine this time right out of the carboy was pleasant to the palate, very smooth. I plan to let it sit for six or more months before consuming it, but if it is like the first batch, it will get better with aging.

M
Michele A.
Okanagan Valley Meritage

We've been making wine for the last 6 years and this is by far the best one out there. This wine tastes amazing. If you like a mild sweet red wine, this is the one for you. Haven't been able to save a bottle for more than a year but a year bottled is great. Would love to make it to 18 months to see how well it ages.

J
Joe
Meritage

I made two 6 gallon batches of this wine according to the instructions. Let it aged for almost a year and bottled 1 batch. It's an okay wine. Thought it would be drier but it's not. Not one of my favorites. I added an oak spiral to my second carboy and will let that age for awhile and then re- sample.