DetailsThe oldest vines (between 60 and 80 years) produce fruit unlike any other. This Cabernet Sauvignon has stupefying levels of fruit and extract. 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
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Cabernet Sauvignon Type Red Origin - USA Body Full
4.0 / 5.01 ReviewWine skinsI like the product but the directions need to be clearer about making adjustments for adding the grape skins to the wine making process.June 5, 2017Purchased
8 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 12 answersWhere exactly are the grapes sourced?how many liters is the kit?BEST ANSWER: On the box pictured above, at the bottom, it says "16L / 4.2 US Gallons - Yields 6 US Gallons."The grape source and the amount of liters in the kit type of yeast and the type of Oak?BEST ANSWER: I haven't a clue. But it sure smells great. Glad I could help. Cheers!My kit not come with a fermentation mesh bag. Is there supposed to be one in the kit and somehow got missed??BEST ANSWER: The kit does not come with a bag for the skins during fermentation. Get a good quality cheesecloth, sanitized, and place in a large bowl. Empty the contents of the grape skin bag into the bowl, tie up the ends of the cheesecloth to retain them, and place in the fermentation bucket. Note - DO NOT use the Big Mouth Bubbler for the primary fermentation; it is not large enough. Use the 7.9 gallon fermentation bucket.