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Making your own wine is satisfying and easy. As long as you ferment great juice, keep everything sanitary, and give it enough time to age (3 months or more for whites, 6 months or more for reds), you will get great wine.
Here at William’s, we have developed our William’s California Wine Kits with this philosophy in mind. Our Kits include 192 ounces of pure California varietal grape concentrate, condensed at temperatures that never exceed 180 degrees F. from Central Valley wine grapes picked at their ripe peak in the late Summer and early Fall. To complement the varietal juice, specially selected dry wine yeast, oak chips, and nutrient are also included as needed. Unlike many wine kits featuring added sugar, this 192 ounces of pure concentrate is all that is needed (except for the yeast and addtives) to produce 5 gallons (24 bottles) of varietal wine.
The Malbec grape is a relative newcomer to California, and the Malbec grapes for this kit are grown in Lodi. Our California Malbec has a rich body, subtle spiciness, and a full flavor than is very forgiving. Best of all, its forgiving nature means it can taste good even 3 months after it is bottled.
This is one of the wines that I must have in my homebrew pipeline. It taste good even young, but really shines about 1 1/2 years after bottling. It's amazing to try a bottle every few months and follow it's development and changes on the way to maturity. So far I've made 2 of these kits and have been very happy with the results. Making great wine doesn't get any easier that the William's Malbec kit.
This is one of my favorite wines. I also use it for blending with other Williams' kits. Easy to make and easy to drink!
...but it takes too long to mature, according to your directions.
Not recommended for very mature vintners.
Leave no unconsumed wine after your exit......
This is more a review of Williams Brewing than just one wine;
I started making my own wine about a year ago using Williams Brewing products and wine kits. Not only are their wine kits great, an the resulting wine awesome (made Petit Sirah, Malbec and Zinfandel) but even more important to me as a beginner wine maker, their personal attention and customer service is outstanding. I can't tell you how many times I've called with questions and they always patiently answer my questions and help me along. They have always been extraordinarily supportive and helpful. It is an awesome company to buy from, and their prices are very reasonable. Their wine-making kits are easy and straight forward. This has been, and continue to be, a fun and rewarding process, very much thanks to William's Brewing customer service! Highly recommend.
Strong bodied and fruity. This wine is bold but not over powering.