Call Us 888-449-2739

Text Us 240-575-2848

Washington Merlot Kit - RJS Cru International

More Views

Washington Merlot Kit - RJS Cru International

SKU: 41538

Soft and lush, this deep intense wine exhibits flavors of round black cherry, plum, blackberries, and chocolate with beguiling notes of eucalyptus and cassis. Supple, velvety tannins round out a warm, lingering finish. The smooth tannins require less age than Cabernet Sauvignon, making this an ideal red for early and easy drinking.
Merlot pairs beautifully with many foods—try it with pâtés or other charcuterie, pork or veal roasts, rich, cheesy gratins and even hamburgers.
$89.99
OR
Description

Details

Soft and lush, this deep intense wine exhibits flavors of round black cherry, plum, blackberries, and chocolate with beguiling notes of eucalyptus and cassis. Supple, velvety tannins round out a warm, lingering finish. The smooth tannins require less age than Cabernet Sauvignon, making this an ideal red for early and easy drinking.
Merlot pairs beautifully with many foods—try it with pâtés or other charcuterie, pork or veal roasts, rich, cheesy gratins and even hamburgers.
Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Type Red
Origin Washington
Body Medium
Sweetness Dry
Oak Intensity Medium
Food Pairings Pâtés or other charcuterie, pork or veal roasts, rich, cheesy gratins and even hamburgers

Reviews
5.0 / 5.0
5 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
5
0
0
0
0
Early taste
Within one week befor bottling i siphoned a taste and all i can say is OMG! Ive made this befor it is an excellent wine
March 9, 2016
Wife loves this merlot
I am on my third of the RJS Washington Merlot. Just to give a reference to our wine experience, we shop in $7 - $12 a bottle range and drank the Botany box and black box merlots. The wife says this wine is head and shoulders above those. It is smooth and buttery with good body. Is dry with a light berry taste. We highly recommend it.
May 25, 2016
Very nice
I've made probably 5 or 6 of the CRU Washington Merlot and have to say its probably my daily go-to wine. Never been disappointed with its supple, full mouth feel and finish. It the most balanced and easy drinker of all the kits I have done, along with the French Merlot by CRU... but I think the Washington is a bit more fruit forward. Excellent choice and would easily buy this in a store for $10 -$12 a bottle!
March 13, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Washington Merlot Kit
i'm still brewing just did first racking, so far everythings been working out quite well, my family has been impressed with my results! Do your wine kits go on sale? If so i'd be interested in seeing them in an e-mail. The Chilian merlot turned out very well, although it has been hard to let it sit, we just end up drinking it all up!! Well I know thats what it is for anyway, thats why I ordered another carboy.
March 7, 2016
verry good
have made 2 of these kits will probably make more. would recommend it to others.
December 16, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Customer Q&A
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 4 answers
My home winemaking kit is 6.5 US Gallons. Is it large enough to handle this kit? I understand that some require a 7 US Gallon container
J R on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should be fine, the wine does not foam up very much in fermentation, so it will be large enough. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
I am on my 42 day with this kit and completed Step 3 "Stabilizing and Clearing" about 3 weeks ago. About a week ago I racked away all the sediment. I am getting ready to filter it. I just did my first taste test and although the wine is completely clear it has a recognizable taste of burnt wood. After the filtering and before I put the into the bottle can I expect that wood taste to dissipate or, do I need to add something to the wine to tone that wood taste down so the other flavors one expects in a Merlot to be the predominant ones?
Thanks.
- Gene
G E on Jul 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The best thing for the wine is to get it bottled when the instructions call for it. The flavors will mellow and develop over time. After about 2-4 months most wine kits are really superb and while a little more time can help, you want to get it in the bottles fairly quickly, or add more sulfite for extending aging before bottling.
does the kit come with a package of grape skins?
Keith B on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this kit does included grape skins

Call Us 888-449-2739

Text Us 240-575-2848

Please wait...

Your selected product has been added to your Cart.

Continue Shopping Go To Cart