William's California Wine Concentrates are made from 100% Central Valley varietal wine grapes, picked at their peak and gently concentrated with minimum heat (never exceeding 180 degrees F.) under vacuum to 68 Brix. Sugar has not been added, nor is sugar needed to make 5 gallons of full-bodied varietal wine.
The 192 ounces of concentrate included in each pack is enough to make 5 gallons of wine with an alcohol content of 12 to 13%. Contains sulfiltes, so you do not need to add them before fermentation. Our California Wine Concentrates are also acid balanced, so you do not need to add acid or do an acid titration test (unless you want to).
Cabernet is a grape that yields a full-flavored, complex red wine. Matures in two to three years.
Note: This includes concentrate only, and does not include yeast, oak, or other additives that may be needed to ferment 5 gallons of wine. For complete wine kits, see our William's California Wine Kits.
IMMEDIATE REFRIGERATION IS REQUIRED ONCE THIS CONCENTRATE IS RECEIVED
Jan 08, 2023 by Brenda
Q: How long does it take start to bottling? Thanks
A: From the time you add the yeast to bottling, figure on 4 months.
May 04, 2022 by Marine Dattin
Q: Good morning, My name is Marine. I am working at Laura Chenel Inc, we make fresh goat cheese. We would like to use your cabernet grape concentrate in our cheese, to create a Wine goat cheese. Do you have a spec sheet you could send me? I am particularly interested in the type of storage, and shelf-life. Also, would it be possible to have a sample to see if it suites our cheese? Thank you for your help, Marine Dattin
A: The concentrate is not concentrated wine, but Cabernet grape juice that needs to be fermented to become wine. In order to make wine you would need to rehydrate the juice concentrate with water to the volume required, either 3 or 5 gallons depending on the size purchased and ferment with wine yeast. It takes about 3 months to ferment, then it will need to age for at least a year. You will also need to add toasted oak chips during the fermentation process. The juice concentrate has a shelf life of 4 weeks after it is received and must be refrigerated as soon as it arrives and kept refrigerated until you are ready to ferment the juice. Samples are not available as the product is measured and packaged to make either 3 or 5 gallons of must, which is what the unfermented juice is called before it is fermented and becomes wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon Concentrate For 5 Gallons
I grow my own Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in my small vineyard of 85 plants in Alamo and I in some years find I am a little short of juice to fill my barrels and this concentrate has been great to add to my musk and has been good for stabilizing my wine. I am very pleased with it.
I opened my cab after a year just to see how it's aging. I am impressed with how quickly it's come along. I heavily oaked mine, so maybe that's what's causing the quick coming-of-age taste? Regardless, this is a very good bang-for-the-buck that is hard to beat. I'm going to do more I used Lavin RC 212 yeast Source: Brewing since 2011, brewed about 100 gallons of wine