Old Vine Zinfandel w/ Skins - 6 Gallon Wine Kit - Master Vintner Sommelier Select

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When vines get past their fourth decade, they produce fewer grapes, but much more intense fruit, giving rich, dense wine* with great character and ageing potential.

Medium-full bodied with firm acidity, this Old Vine Zin shows a combination of red and black fruits--raspberry, blackberry, fig, plum and raisin, along with an intriguing black pepper spiciness on the rich, rolling finish. An excellent match with dark chocolate (try it!), it's also a great barbecue wine (especially chicken), or with lamb, pulled pork or grilled burgers.

Yields 6 gallons

*This recipe kit uses a RealGrape pack to boost flavor and body. Because the grape skins are not dried, they take up more space in your fermentor. This recipe requires the larger 7.9 gallon wine fermentor.

Additional information

SKU

42593

Wine Color Red
Wine Style Zinfandel
Wine Region North America
Includes Grape Skins Yes
Yield 6 Gallons

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
70%
(7)
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P
P.R.
8 Gallon Pail Not Big Enough

This is my second Master Vintner Sommelier Select kit with Skins. Because the bag of Skins is quite large, there was not enough room in my 8 gallon pail for fermentation. I purchased a 10 gallon pail for this one and had no problems.

F
F.G.
Old Vine Zinfandel w/ Skins is just OK

So far I am somewhat disappointed in the product. Product would not clear so I racked it after 4 weeks and added Super Klear. It is now clearing. Not sure I would order this kit again.

Tasted it after racking and I am hoping that aging for a year will help it.

I have been making wine from kits and from scratch for over ten years and have not had a kit not clear before.

T
T.D.W.
Excellent Track Record

I have made 12 batches of the Sommelier Select Old Vine Cab Sauv (4 1/2 have been consumed!), and these are excellent. Good after a few months, very good approaching year, and truly excellent now at 14 months. My extended inventory will allow me to test quality at 2 to 3 years. This first batch of Zin is only one month in the bottle waiting for 2022 to experience.

B
B.U.
Good, Not Great

Kit did not include cheesecloth for grape skins so had to improvise. Also included additive ingredients not outlined in instructions, so assuming not needed - but makes confusing.

J
J.K.
Very Good

So far only the first racking and it taste pretty good. Can't wait 'till I'm done aging...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
70%
(7)
0%
(0)
20%
(2)
10%
(1)
0%
(0)
P
P.R.
8 Gallon Pail Not Big Enough

This is my second Master Vintner Sommelier Select kit with Skins. Because the bag of Skins is quite large, there was not enough room in my 8 gallon pail for fermentation. I purchased a 10 gallon pail for this one and had no problems.

F
F.G.
Old Vine Zinfandel w/ Skins is just OK

So far I am somewhat disappointed in the product. Product would not clear so I racked it after 4 weeks and added Super Klear. It is now clearing. Not sure I would order this kit again.

Tasted it after racking and I am hoping that aging for a year will help it.

I have been making wine from kits and from scratch for over ten years and have not had a kit not clear before.

T
T.D.W.
Excellent Track Record

I have made 12 batches of the Sommelier Select Old Vine Cab Sauv (4 1/2 have been consumed!), and these are excellent. Good after a few months, very good approaching year, and truly excellent now at 14 months. My extended inventory will allow me to test quality at 2 to 3 years. This first batch of Zin is only one month in the bottle waiting for 2022 to experience.

B
B.U.
Good, Not Great

Kit did not include cheesecloth for grape skins so had to improvise. Also included additive ingredients not outlined in instructions, so assuming not needed - but makes confusing.

J
J.K.
Very Good

So far only the first racking and it taste pretty good. Can't wait 'till I'm done aging...