Item #: G80
Our Price: $64.99
Low Inventory - Only 1 In Stock, Will Ship On: 05/28/2020.


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 (two 96 oz. cans) 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).

Merlot is a full-flavored red grape, perhaps the most popular of red wine grapes. A bit less tannin and boldness than Cabernet.

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 .


Average Rating:
(based on 11 reviews)

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by Ron
on 1/3/2017
from Madison
Excellent customer service
Shipping was very fast. Juice was as specified and is fermenting nicely
by John
on 12/20/2016
from Colorado Springs
Good Year after Year
I've been blending this Merlot with my Marechal Foch grapes for fives years now and it has never let me down.   
by bill
on 3/28/2015
from redmond, or
works wrll
I use it to make port.  Has produdced good wine
by Timothy
on 1/28/2014
from Newton Falls
Great for Port.
on 1/25/2014
Williams's Merlot
Excellent fermentation with typical sulfur odor for about a week. Light acidity that smoothes out with aging. Subtly bold. Very enjoyable. 
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12/14/2017 11:16:11 AM
I combined my 2 cans of merlot and topped off with purified water to 5 gallons. then added my EC 1118 Lalvin yeast. furmented out to just sweet and then added pot. sorbate. seemed a little acidy so I checked my ph with p.c. sticks and it turns brown ?
Not sure on this one, pH strips are pretty hard to use when testing red wine due to the color of the wine. Probably the only accurate pH test you can do on this is with a pH meter.
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