Wine Kit - Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Washington State Merlot

Wine Kit - Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Washington State Merlot

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Are you a homebrewer interested in expanding your fermentation hobby?  Well, why not jump into winemaking!  Our wine kits are an excellent way to make high quality wine at home, without requiring all of the large equipment that wineries use.  We have dozens to choose from, so no matter what your favorite type of wine, we're certain to have a kit you'll like!

Cellar Craft's Showcase Series red wine kits include a huge 18L of varietal juice and concentrate! Additionally, Cellar Craft is the only kit manufacturer who includes a crushed skin pack made from over 12lb of entirely new, fresh, never-processed skins that come from the same harvest lot as the juice in your kit. These skins have more tannin and flavor to impart in the wine and are 100% true to the varietal that you're making. This unique practice in the wine kit industry may cost a little more to produce, but we think you'll agree that the results are well worth it!

Like other wine kits on the market, Cellar Craft's Showcase Series red wine kits come with all the ingredients you'll need to make a great wine out of the box. However, we encourage you to also experiment with different yeast strains and oak styles to create a wine that is exactly what you're looking for and truly unique.

While technically ready to bottle and drink in 6 weeks, Cellar Craft recommends aging these wines for 1 year or more to see full development of the wine's character. Choose to age in the carboy if you want the opportunity to play around with acidity and finishing tannins later, or age in the bottle to see what you get straight from the manufacturer. Just be careful - we all know how hard it is to keep your hands off once the wine's in the bottle!

Makes 6 gallons, or 2 cases, of finished wine

Cellar Craft's Description

White Sands Vineyard, Yakima Valley, Washington
Bold, yet elegant. This Yakima Valley Merlot is big and full with up-front waves of raspberry, blackberry and plum. Subtle notes of cedar and mocha follow the fruit. Over time, the flavours harmonize while the select oak contributes a tempering vanilla note and establishes a sumptuous combination of textures and well defined structure. Dark, rich and intense, it is a wine worthy of aging; will continue to improve for at least 2 years in the bottle.

Item # WK102
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 50 LBS
Grape StyleMerlot
White, Red, or RoseRed
Product LineCellar Craft
Skin Pack IncludedY
Ready In8+ Weeks
Concentrate Volume18L
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Five star GREAT WINE!
Leroy S on Apr 13, 2020
made this wine in the past. It was excellent when you gave it 12-18 monthsths
Joe I on Jan 20, 2020
Five star GREAT WINE!
Leroy S on Apr 13, 2020
Robert A on Feb 3, 2020
made this wine in the past. It was excellent when you gave it 12-18 monthsths
Joe I on Jan 20, 2020
Good wine.
Robert A on Oct 31, 2019
previous experience
Jim D on Oct 4, 2019
1 year in the bottle = deliciousness
Jay W on Mar 22, 2019
I have liked Cellar Craft Viognier from WA state so I thought I would try the merlot.
John W on Feb 2, 2019
Jay W on Dec 14, 2018
sounds very interesting. looking forward to trying this
Dale M on Oct 25, 2018
These are top of the line kits, great product
Tim on Oct 1, 2018
I like a good Merlot and I read the reviews and all said it was a good wine.
Robert A on Aug 18, 2018
have made it several times
Morice M on Aug 7, 2018
Made this Merlot 17 times, absolutely fantastic.
Gizzy on Jan 23, 2018
Robert A on Feb 3, 2020
Good wine.
Robert A on Oct 31, 2019

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I usually use whole grapes but because of a lack of availability I tried several Cellar Craft Showcase kits including this Merlot. The kit seems good with grape skins and necessary supplies. My issue is with the brix. The SG was as advertised for the concentrate but when diluted to come to the advertised 6 gallons the SG dropped to 1.06 or a Potential Alcohol (PA) of 7.5%. That's fine if I'm making beer but it isn't even good enough to make jug wine. It is hard to make a quality wine. Have plenty of sugar ready. Maybe a pound per kit. Very disappointing.
October 9, 2019
7 months ago
Most of the Cellar Kraft kits are very good, I have been making these kits for about 4 years and I think they are very good, this is why I rate them a 5 star.
May 20, 2019
1 year ago
One of the best wine kits on the market
This kit was amazing, great product and excellent instructions. Has exceptional taste already, can’t wait to see how it ages in a couple years. You can’t go wrong with cellar craft kits. I love how they actually put real skins in the kits. It enhances the wine so much more.
October 22, 2018
1 year ago
Cellar Craft
Cellar Craft is an excellent wine kit, not only does it have body but it has much color and is heavy. On some kits the only thing I would say is the alcohol its to high in alcohol and this is the only thing I can say negatively about Cellar Craft, other than that it is a very good wine if one does not mind alcohol at about 14.7 to 16 % depending on the kit.
September 8, 2018
1 year ago
Nice wine!
Very nice wine! Make sure you age it at least a year. I've made several Cellar Kraft wines and they've all been great. Don't be impatient.
May 27, 2015
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection - Washington State Merlot
I loved this kit. Once it aged in the bottle for 2 years, the flavor was deep and intense. Maybe the best kit I have ever made. I've been making wine kits for 7-8 years now. After 1 year in the bottle it was nothing special, but once it hit 2 years, BAM. I'm starting several more kits of this now for the future. I hope it is still as good.
June 28, 2014