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Master Vintner™ Winemaker's Reserve™ Merlot


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Elegant and refined, Master Vintner Merlot yields six gallons of wine featuring complex flavors of cherry, plum and currants.

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Master Vintner™ Winemaker's Reserve™ Merlot

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Elegant and refined, Master Vintner Merlot yields six gallons of wine featuring complex flavors of cherry, plum and currants.

Deep, juicy aromas present bright, fresh fruit. Flavorful notes of strawberries and raspberries intermingle with hints of ripe currants for full-bodied yet easy-drinking red wine. Pairs well with red meat, cheese and game dishes.

Master Vintner Merlot develops prominent notes of smoked cedar wood when aged with oak (not included).

Yield: 6 gallons
Additional Information
Support Documents:Click Here for Master Vintner® Winemaker's Reserve™ Instructions
Wine StyleRed
Includes grape skin pack?No
Geographical Style/OriginNo
Primary GrapeMerlot
Wine Kit Yield6 Gallons
Labels IncludedNo
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Pleasantly surprised!
I bought this as my first attempt at wine making and half expected it to turn out to be a cooking wine for my spaghetti sauce. Boy was I wrong. I learned a lot of lessons with this kit (ie. don't stir it with a degassing wand during fermentation or you will have a half gallon mess on your floor from the carbo-volcano) but in the end, on bottling day, I poured me a glass and it was better than most Merlot's under 15$. I did oak it twice (secondary and tertiary) and that seemed to add to the body. I can't wait to try it at six months and then at a year. Bravo!
March 31, 2018
2 months ago
Everything showed up like the picture havenâ??t started to make yet if like the other wine kit I made it will be great
December 31, 2017
4 months ago
Outstanding, all who have drank it, love it. Very refined quality taste
November 27, 2017
6 months ago
Easy to make
Very easy to make, I'm new at wine making and easy to make instructions.
May 30, 2017
11 months ago
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Wine tatse to oakey. Anyway to fix it? Already bottled.
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My best educated guess would be time in the bottle. Time in the bottle may soften the oak-like flavor. On the other hand, someone might suggest that with additional time in the bottle, the Okey flavor may intensify. I'd give it time to rest. In the mean time, make another wine.
How long should this age after bottling?
Haleigh T on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can drink it right away but I like to let it stay in the bottle at least a month or so before opening . They recommend not going more than a year before opening. I just made a batch of this wine and I have opened a couple of bottles just to see how it tastes. I must say it's not bad but I will def let it she a little more before opening more.
How many ounces is the bag of oak chips that comes with this?
Darren G on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If I remember correctly it was a 4oz bag. It may be our personal preference, but next time we would like to add more chips, or add them earlier in the process to get more of the flavor. Even so, the wine has been great!
What all comes in this kit?
C A on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of the ingredients that are needed to make the kit are included, but not corks, sanitizer, or other equipment. If you'd like to look at a detailed list, there is a link to the instructions on the "additional information" tab of this product on our website.


Gabe from NB
I have just finished my first batch of the Merlot reserve and I'm getting ready to bottle it, when I sample tasted , it almost has a faint taste of the metabisulfite. Will this taste go away with aging in the bottle or is there anything else I can do to decrease that flavor ?

Thank You
Derek Thompson
Haleigh T on Mar 9, 2017

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