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
This was my first try with a Master Vintner kit and I was excited to see the bag of grape skins included! Instructions were very good and the wine is about to go into bottles after bulk aging for a month. I have to say I am pleased with the flavor and clarity at this stage and can’t wait to start sampling bottles in a month or so. Would definitely make a MV kit again.
Just bottled (1/3/21) and tried. Impressed with the full flavors and complexity at such an early stage. Looking forward to seeing how it improves with time. This promises to be one I'll want to keep for special occasions. Or, maybe drink and make another batch.
We bottled a week ago, tried today. The wine is too young to guage may need 12 to 24 months in bottle based on other reviews. At this point it taste very similar to a Nebbiolo kit that we made In August, which was slightly off. We're hoping that aging will make this wine better.
The kit seems high quality. Will know in about 5 weeks.
This kit was very easy to make. The color is very dark and rich with a smooth finish. Last year was our first year making kit wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon came out great. We are aging it but last week we popped open a bottle to see how it was coming along. It is already smooth and delicious. Pleasantly drinkable now and I'm sure it will only get better through aging. This wine will not disappoint.