DetailsWonderfully fruity, crisply refreshing and bursting with fruit, Tropical Bliss™ Raspberry Merlot is the perfect sipping wine for a summer’s day.
Aromas of fresh raspberries merge with the red fruit, berry and cherry from the Merlot grape. Rich and medium bodied, it explodes with luscious raspberry flavor and is perfectly balanced between ripe raspberry tartness and a luscious, off-dry finish.
Ready to drink in only four weeks, it’s robust enough for barbecue or red meat, but drinkable on it's own--or with friends!
Wine Kit Yield: 6 gallons
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Merlot Type Red Origin - Body Medium Sweetness Sweet
4.3 / 5.07 ReviewsHappy DanceMy favorite so far. The first sip, even when 'new', tells you it's different. By the second glass you're smiling at your accomplishment. By the end of the evening you're wondering why the bottle is suddenly empty :-) I had to force myself to put a few bottles away for aging. Ha!January 7, 2017Purchased
1 year agoNowhere close on OGBatch is still fermenting, I'm sure it'll taste great and ultimately be fine - But after mixing the juice and topping off to 6 gal, my OG was only 1.050 instead of the desired 1.080 the directions indicated. I added a 4 lb bag of sugar and got the OG up to 1.080. After it ferments and backsweetens, I'm sure it'll be great. I am a little disappointed that the kit was SO FAR off though.February 22, 2016Response from Midwest SuppliesYou are correct, we made a mistake. We are sorry for that. New instructions can be found under "Product Dowloads" and are updated with our current stock. The target specific gravity is 1.056 (or higher). If you are not 100% happy with your kit, please contact our Customer Service team. Cheers, Todd JNovember 2, 2016Midwest SuppliesMy wife loves this wineVery good taste but making 6 gallons is a little weak in flavor and ABV (9.4%). SG was 1.070. Will be doing another batch this coming winter but will do 5 1/2 gallons and may add some sugar to get it up to 10.5% ABV. It's my wife's favorite sweet wine.May 8, 2017Purchased
1 year agoMarch 20, 2016very easy and well likedI would recommend this to anyone that likes fruit wine. Very easy to follow instructions. Kit is all inclusive and finished wine is well liked by guests.June 12, 2017Purchased
11 months agoRaspberry MerlotThis wine is Delicious. The Raspberry Merlot is rich in flavor and sweet tasting. Very good with Beef.December 15, 2016Purchased
1 year agoNice kit...but tartI am slightly disappointed with my finished product. I think it tastes a little watered down and it is rather tart. The directions were very easy to follow but when I topped off my fermentor my SG was lower than the 1.056 - 1.058 the directions recommended. I should have only topped off my fermentor to 5.5 gallons or added some more sugar. I'm hoping the taste will get better with age. Other than that, I am very happy with the kit...I am just not a fan of how tart the finished product is.February 11, 2018
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 12 answersWould you recommend backsweetening for this wine? I'm worried it will be too sweet if I do so.BEST ANSWER: It came out too sweet. I back blended it with a bland white wine 'failure'. Some of my friends liked it the way it was..others said it tasted too much like fruit juice. Wine is unpredictable when home brewed. It's part of the fun :-) Here in New Jersey we can't 'share' so I only do wine tastings. Sometimes it takes a few glasses before they determine whether they like it or not.What is the shipping weight of these kits?BEST ANSWER: These kits are about 16 lbs. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesWhat is included in the box?BEST ANSWER: These wine kits will all contain the main juice bag, all the stabilizing and clarifying additives, yeast, and the flavor/sweetener pack that is added late in the process. The only things needed are the equipment to ferment it, the water to add to the kit, and possibly some additional metabisulphite, if you mean to keep them around for a longer time. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies