The blackberry, blackcurrant and jammy notes give way to pepper, mint, cedar and black cherry. Dense and dark, with rock-ribbed tannins when young, it will round out to a smooth lustrous finish that goes on forever at its peak.
Sommelier Select™ Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon includes grapeskins* in the kit. Grapeskins are an excellent addition to wine kits. Not only do they enhance body, mouth-feel and tannin, they also boost color, flavor and aroma. This is because all of the raw ingredients for these things are found in the skin of a red grape. All of our red juices are macerated in our wineries to get the most out of their skins, but adding an extra dose of skin material turns up the volume on the wine's character.
Yield: 6 Gallons
*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.
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|Wine Style||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine Region||North America|
|Includes Grape Skins||Yes|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
The kit seems to be a quality product but it is too soon to tell. The lower rating comes from the fact that they supply a “skins” pack but did not supply the required cheese cloth bag. I found out about this in the middle of my start. A small item but a big irritation.
This was my 38th wine kit. I’m glad it wasn’t my first. Instructions were a bit lacking and I wasn’t impressed with the grape skins supplied (mostly sticks and stems) nor with the fact that this is the only kit I have done where grapes skins were supplied but no cheesecloth bag. And definitely need larger primary fermenter. Instructions say 6.5 gallon, but that is too small. Of course, won’t know for sure for many months but yeasty bugs seem happy for now and I suspect I will be too.
I haven’t had a taste yet. Currently still in fermentation process. Products arrived on time
Wine kits from Midwest Supplies come double boxed and always arrive in a timely manner.
I'll need to ferment it before the