California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Making Kit - VineCo Signature Series™

California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Making Kit - VineCo Signature Series™

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  • Californian Cabernet Sauvignon ages beautiful and will be a favorite for any red wine enthusiast
  • This will be what you want on the table when steak is on the dinner menu
  • Flavors of dark berry fruit, spice, and vanilla
  • Full-bodied and dry, 14% ABV
  • Whip up a batch in 30 mins or less! Yields 6 gallons (2 cases) of finished wine in 6-8 weeks
  • Premium kit includes grape skins for an authentic wine making experience
  • Bottle labels included for a professional finish

The world’s superlative winemaking grape, Cabernet Sauvignon is capable of producing the most complex, well-balanced, and lasting red wines you’ll ever come across. As one of the most tannic grapes used in winemaking, Cabernet Sauvignon has long been misunderstood as a wine that required ageing in order for it to develop and soften. But after decades of research, growers have learned to identify when the grapes are ready to be harvested based on the tannic ripeness, rather than sugar content alone. Although these wines are ideal candidates for ageing—and will develop beautifully when laid down—it is well within reach for winemakers to produce excellent, structured Cabernet Sauvignons that are well-enjoyed while they’re still young. Descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, this relatively young grape is believed to have sprouted up from a chance crossing in the 17th century. Regardless, Cabernet Sauvignon is now the most widely planted wine grape in the world.

From Bordeaux by way of California, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys the same status and adoration in the grape growing regions of the Golden State as it does back home in France. The grapes grown in California tend to be more fruit-forward and delicate, with deep dark fruit notes of blueberry and blackberry and hints of mint and eucalyptus.

Our California Cabernet Sauvignon displays layer upon layer of dark berry fruit with notes of spice and vanilla. A well structured red wine with plush tannins and a dry finish. This full-bodied red is heavy on the oak character, with a sturdy alcohol level of 14%.

The Signature Series™ Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most satisfying kits to make thanks to the inclusion of grape skins. You’ll mirror the professional vintner process of “punching the cap”, which makes your winemaking adventure even more hands on. VineCo’s jammy skin packs are much more expressive than dried grape skins, imparting more character from the grapes and boosting tannin structure in the finished wine.

High quality American oak cubes are used in the final aging process of the California Cabernet kit. One of the reasons oak has always been used to age wine is the slow release of delicious, complex compounds that complement the wines flavor. Oak cubes have more depth of flavor than chips or powder and slowly release compounds like furfural (sweet, caramel like), lignins (vanillin, spice, smoke), and lactones (classic oak flavor). American oak in particular is known to deliver aromatic sweetness, vanillin, and an extra helping of classic oak flavor that some Californian Cabs are famous for.

The VineCo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is a must for any red wine lover. Add a few bottles to your cellar and revisit over the months and years to see just how much the wine can develop. If you want something to pair well with a char-grilled steak, look no further than this bold, assertive varietal.

Cabernet Sauvignon, California

  • Dark berry fruit, notes of spice and vanilla with plush tannins
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Oak: Heavy
  • Body: Full
  • ABV: 14%
  • Kit Volume: 14 L
  • Approximate Yield: 23 L
  • Ready to bottle in 6-8 weeks
  • Grape skins included
  • Bottle labels included



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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 39 LBS

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wonderful kit super wine
Ernest W on Nov 28, 2022
For me, a good Cab goes with anything!
Deborah W on Nov 1, 2022
wonderful kit super wine
Ernest W on Nov 28, 2022
My favorite type of wine
cls on Nov 15, 2022
For me, a good Cab goes with anything!
Deborah W on Nov 1, 2022
I have bought this wine kit before. Very good and easy to prepare
Steven G B on Sep 12, 2022
Picked wine kit on internet
Truman E on Mar 12, 2022
Trying a higher quality kit as I work my way up toward making from grapes.
John M S on Jan 22, 2022
It has grape skins in the kit. I find it makes a better wine.
Fay T on Jun 22, 2021
My favorite type of wine
cls on Nov 15, 2022
I have bought this wine kit before. Very good and easy to prepare
Steven G B on Sep 12, 2022
Do people do a MLF with a wine kit like this? Thx!
Neil Peplinski on Nov 17, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! And I also use Brewmaster CY3079 dry yeast. Together they give a nice buttery finish. I add the Lavin EC-1118 yeast that comes with the kit about day three of the initial ferment to insure dryness.
What exactly is in the kit? Juice, skins, yeast, KSO4, bentonite, clarifying agents. Is that right and what else?
cls on Nov 11, 2022
BEST ANSWER: all the things you asked about plus oak chips and a mesh bag for the wine skins, and a detailed instructions that help keep you on track. I did however use a different yeast RC212 . Turns out a very enjoyable wine

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This Signature Series Cabernet is one of the best wine kits I've ever used, and I've been making wine for 15 years. The additional grape skins made a huge difference in the depth of flavors you could taste, and the smoked oak cubes really put on the finishing touch.
April 28, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best so far!
This is the most I have paid for a wine kit to date. However, after racking to the 2nd carboy we tasted a glass. OUTSTANDING!! Very smooth with a slight oak finish that lingers on the palate. Followed the instruction to a "T" and started on 2-4-21 and racked to 2nd carboy on 4-18-21. Looking forward to drinking this one with steak and many meals. Will be bottling in a couple of days. Really appreciate the enclosed labels.
April 18, 2021
over 3 years ago