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Wine Kit - Cellar Craft Sterling Collection California Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
WK201

Wine Kit - Cellar Craft Sterling Collection California Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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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 of wine kits 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 Sterling Collection red wine kits are the only budget-level red wine kits on the market that include a "virgin," never-processed crushed grape pack to include in the fermentation. Made entirely from region-specific varietal juice and concentrate, and skins from the same harvest lots that the juice comes from, these kits produce a true varietal wine on a short timeline! Designed to be bottled in 5 weeks, these kits will benefit from an additional 6-12 months of cellaring in the bottle.
Makes 6 gallons, or 2 cases, of finished wine

Cellar Craft's Description

This California Cabernet wine kit, fermented on a 1.5 liter virgin crushed California Cabernet Sauvignon grape pack, delivers a characteristically firm-tannin wine with loads of black fruit character made more interesting by the vanilla notes from the oak. The aromatics suggest blackberry and black currant. Flavor is centered around red and black currants which remain evident through the nice finish. Six months of ageing should reveal a harmonized wine with somewhat softened tannins, but the wine will improve for a year or two. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.

Item # WK201
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 33LBS
Grape StyleCabernet Sauvignon
White, Red, or RoseRed
Product LineCellar Craft
Skin Pack IncludedY
Ready In6-7 Weeks
Price$50-100
Concentrate Volume12L
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Kit comes with grape skins to improve flavor and complexity
Justin Z on Mar 1, 2018
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jon s on Feb 13, 2018
Kit comes with grape skins to improve flavor and complexity
Justin Z on Mar 1, 2018
Made this cab before. Giving as a gift.
John J on Feb 19, 2018
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jon s on Feb 13, 2018
Made this cab before. Giving as a gift.
John J on Feb 19, 2018
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Good value and good bottle
March 25, 2018
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10 months ago
Tasty kit, first batch
Well i'm not really a wine drinker, but I decided to give this a go because I do prefer red wine over any others (except mead). It has been in the bottle now for about 3 months and is already starting to smooth out and has a great taste and aroma. Since I am not really a red wine guy it's hard to compare, but I can say that I have had worse from store bought wine. It's pretty tasty, and easy to make. Tip: don't try to squeeze the grape pack into a carboy, it gets messy. Use a large mouth fermentor or a bucket for primary fermentation. I did not use the supplied yeast pack, but took the advice of the employee at the store and used RBS 133 which he said helps smooth out red wines. It definitely did, and pretty much matched it's profile, giving the wine a nice fruity aroma and flavor, and reduced the acidity. I wanted the wine a little more rich so I added less water and went for a 5 gallon batch instead of 6, per the instructions. I think i'll try the pinot noir next.

December 2, 2016
three batch results
I have made three batches of wine from this kit. The first with the supplied yeast. It took six months before it was drinkable but disappeared quickly after that. The second was made using the BDX strain with similar results but much better after six months in the bottle. The last batch was made using the MT strain of yeast. Much better nose and substantially better overall, again after some time in the bottle. This kit responds better with yeasts more suited to cabernet. Malolactic fermentation should be considered if you want to win any competitions but is still very good if aged for at least five to six months. I have also blended the two batches from two yeast strains with good results but additional ageing is required to allow all the flavors to develop.
December 27, 2014