DetailsZinfandel is one of America's most popular red wines. This Zinfandel has a deep ruby color. Its bold flavor resembles jam fruits and chocolate notes. It also has a noticeable spiciness. This concentrated juice (68 Brix) will make an excellent wine on its own, or blend it with another fruit or Alexander's Concentrate for a truly unique wine. Other ingredients you will need: Campden Tablets, Yeast Nutrient, Bentonite, Wine Yeast, Acid Blend, and Sparkalloid or other clarifier. Use One 46 oz. can for 2.5 gallons.
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4.9 / 5.014 Reviewsthis stuff is great done rightI thought it worked best as a one gallon batch. At one gallon plus its acidity is exactly what the wine expert kits are and if you us it and follow wine experts directions they taste almost the same..August 8, 2010Use your knowledgeI agree with Chuck's review. And, this review actually applies to most of Alexanders reds. I use 124 ounces water per can and adjust TA to at least .6. SG is right where it should be using this approach. Going into the bottle these wines are better than the majority of "off the shelf" wines in the $10 to $18 range. So try them! Don't use a kit - make your wine the way YOU want.November 12, 2011Easy and flexibleThis was my first attempt at a concentrate. I adjusted the directions a bit to make more concentrated and included a can of cherry purée. So far it seems to be coming along nicely though it's still aging with oak and completing MLF. Very nice flavor and I'm looking forward to completion!April 10, 2017Purchased
7 months agonext best thingThese concentrates are the next best thing to having real fruit. When you can't have the real thing or you want to take some of the labor out of your wine making. They also keep your source a little more consistent.April 29, 2012good concentratesI have to continue the good reponses on the Alexander concentrates. I made a great wine with the Zin. I did end up making a 3 gal batch but added elderberries, a bit of sugar and acid blend to get it all right. Like I said it was good. To improve I might try the 1 gal batch that Chuck and Jack tried.October 2, 2012Good concentrate to "BUMP UP" lower end kitsI have used the concentrate as a substitute for sugar to get lower end kits to the correct SG. It turns the wine from cheaper kit into a much better and fuller bodied wine.January 28, 2013Very good concentrateThis is good concentrate and you have a lot of options. You can make great one gallon batches with this. I occasionally add this to kits, to up the fermentables. It makes for a better and fuller bodied wine. Good quality.March 23, 2013Good concentrateI made a good Zinfandel with this concentrate. Good aroma, flavor, and body with this. I use a gallon of water per can. I also use these kits to supplement some of the kits I buy. I also like to experiment and add or cut the batch with other things._x000D__x000D_June 3, 2013Makes a great 1.25 gallon batchThis makes a good red, but you can use too much water or you wont get the result you want. It has a good flavor and aroma, with good body which is to be expected form quality ingredients. I also like to use this to add to lower end kits to make them excellent full bodied wines._x000D_July 19, 2013Its good if used properlyI first used it in a 1 gallon test batch that I liked. Then I scaled up, using about 1 gallon of water per can. For $20 you can make 5 bottles of wine that would cost $12 - $18.September 16, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 8 answersdoes it come with the receip on how to make the batch one gallon ?BEST ANSWER: No sorry, it only has directions for 3 and 5-gallon batches.The can says use two cans for a 5 gallon batch. All the reviews say use one gallon of water per can. What's up with that? I was given two cans as a present. Will I get a decent wine if I make 5 Gallons like it says?BEST ANSWER: 2 cans of Concentrate to 11.5 cans of water. That is a little over 4 Gallons of water. I use Distilled water.This will make good wine.If finished wine is too Dry just add a little more sugar after you kill the yeast,if you are going to bottle it.I leave mine in Gallon Jugs.This will be my first batch from concentrate. The details/instructions section here doesn't list anything. Can anyone tell me what additional components I'll need? I have the equipment but other than yeast what's needed? I'd like to order everything at once.BEST ANSWER: For 5 gallons finished wine, I used 4 cans of concentrate. First I put 1 gallon of hot water in the fermenter. Then stirred in 4 tsp. Bentonite and 3 tsp. nutrient. Then added the four cans of zin concentrate, and cold water to 5-1/2 gallons. Starting gravity was 1.094. Let sit overnight. Next day add your yeast (I used Red Star Pasteur Red). After two weeks, final gravity was 0.996. After racking to a clean carboy, I added 4 oz. toasted French oak chips and let it sit for 3 months. Then racked off the oak, added Sulfite and Sorbate, and let clear in a cool place for 2 weeks before final racking and bottling. I did not need clearing agents, but you can always use them as a final step before bottling if needed.