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Winexpert Private Reserve Merlot, Stags Leap, California Wine Making Kit With Skins

Winexpert Private Reserve Merlot, Stags Leap, California Wine Making Kit With Skins
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Winexpert Private Reserve Merlot, Stags Leap, California Wine Making Kit With Skins

Private Reserve Kit Overview
Winexpert Private Reserve Wine Making Kits have the highest single strength juice and varietal content of any Winexpert wine kit, past or present. Added grape skins on most of the red wines as well as changes in oak and yeast processes on some styles ensure Private Reserve wines are comparable to top end commercial wines, delivering outstanding varietal character, structure and intensity of flavor.
Flavor - highest single strength juice and varietal content
Character - varietal specific grape skins for added tannin, color and flavor
Structure - premium tannins and optimized alcohol levels deliver full-bodied, structured wines
Aroma - optimized and dual yeast processes for outstanding aromatics
Complexity - refined and two-stage oaking providing additional flavor and complexity

The Wine
Harvested from the highly regarded Stag's Leap District on the valley's east bench, this Merlot is dry and medium-bodied with a soft, supple, fruity palate of plums, red berries and fresh grape skins. Its characteristic spicy aroma, accented with light oak, leads a rich, smooth and mouth-filling flavor experience. The light warm oak accentuates a spicy aroma with a rich, round flavor provides an elegant lingering finish. The included grape skins increases the nose of your wine considerably. Add it all up and this kit turns out a top commercial-quality wine for a fraction of the cost.

Style: Red
Body: Full
Oak: Heavy
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: ~14%
Grape Skins Included: Yes
Aging: Consumption at time of bottling is fine, however 4-6 months of aging in cool dry conditions is recommended

Kit Specifics
- 14L | 3.70 US gal
- ULTRA PREMIUM
- Simply the very best wine you can make, this outstanding series features the finest varietal juices from the world's best-growing regions.
- Ready to bottle in: 6-8 weeks
- Makes 23 liters/6 US gallons (~28 750ml bottles)
- Many Of Your Favorite Eclipse Varietals
- Renowned region-specific varietal juice
- Premium Oak
- 30 Bottle labels included in each wine kit as well as varietal style sticker with concise wine descriptors


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Customer Reviews

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100% Recommend this product (1 of 1 responses)
By Don E.
NM
The Merlot is in the primary fermentor, keep tuned!
September 21, 2020
The reason for only a 3 is the jury is still out, it's an 8 week wine, it has 7 weeks to go! Like others I was a little concerned to see the juice volume go from 18 to 14 liters. By the time I had the must up to 23 liters the SG was a little shy of 1.080 even after waiting for an hour or so. If it turns out as good as the Eclipse Merlot has been it will get a 5!
BTW, I wish you could think of some other packing material other than the damn styrofoam peanuts. Besides being an abomination to the land fill they make a mess in the garage when unpacking and in the street when the garbage truck picks it up.
Don
ProsThe bag of skins was a little more moist making it easier to get out of the bag.
ConsNone
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