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
*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.
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Cabernet Sauvignon Type Red Origin - USA Body Full
- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 26 answersWhere exactly are the grapes sourced?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!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."My kit not come with a fermentation mesh bag. Is there supposed to be one in the kit and somehow got missed??BEST ANSWER: I did not get one either, and made a suggestion to include. A kit that cost that much should have a bagDo labels come with the kit for the bottles?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes with labels. They were decent quality with some graphics. Since I reuse the bottle and find it a pain to remove the labels I never actually used them though. So I can't comment on durability or ease of removal.How long does it take from start to finish?BEST ANSWER: It takes 4 to 5 weeks (depending on how long you decide to let it clarify) before it's ready to bottle. Drinkability increases with age. I'd say 3 months after bottling before it starts to have flavors blending well. Older is better!