• Zinfandel Concentrate For 5 Gallons
  • Old Zinfandel Vines in Winter

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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).

What is Old Vine Zinfandel?  It is Zinfandel Wine made by grapes produced by Zinfandel Vines that are 50 years old or older. Older vines, although they produce less fruit per acre, have deeper roots (down to 40') and tend to produce fruit with a more intense flavor and higher mineral content. Zinfandel is a grape that originated in California, and makes a red with a fruity softness that is quite pleasing even after a relatively short aging period.

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.

NOTE: This concentrate is unpasteurized, and should be refrigerated upon arrival. Refrigerated shelf life is 8 weeks from date of receipt.

An old Zinfandel vineyard in Lodi, California, where grapes are grown for our California Wine Concentrates.

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by Chris
on 9/21/2019
from San Diego
Get it on ferment soon
Great product. I waited a few weeks before getting it into a fermenter, and was glad they double bagged the juice with heavy plastic as our warmer weather here appeared to cause it to begin fermenting in the bag, it ballooned and opened the packing box on its own. Got it into the fermenter, added water until SG came down to about 1.100, for a total volume of about 4.5 gallons. Juice at that point had good aroma, fuller body and nice taste. Added a packet of yeast, and it was off and bubbling that evening. Will add oak chips after transferring to settle. I believe this is going to be a good one.
by Steel
on 10/31/2012
from holladay, ut
Berries galore
Decided to skip oak chips. One can taste the berries better without the oak. Excellent even as a young wine. Dark, medium bodied, fruity and full of berries. Color gets lighter as it ages past the 3 months mark. Accompanies food well. Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 - works better than the red star. Requires 3 raking, for complete and spontaneous clearing. Did not use clarifying agents. 
Overall, a good value and wine making experience. 
by Alex Gandy
on 6/20/2012
from Joplin, MO
Very Good Young Wine So Far.....
Giving 4 stars at this point because I just bottled in May, 2012 (after starting late Feb. 2012).  It might even get better with age if it even lasts that long. Added Chopped Raisins to primary, used R212 yeast with yeast food and added 1/2 c french oak chips both at primary and again after adding fining agents. Let bulk age for approx 1 1/2 mos. then bottled.  At June 2012, Better than Gnarly Head (their blend wine -- that's all I had during a taste comparison).  It is a good wine, but for me I wish there was more peppery taste/note to it.  But, again, I am thinking age will do this wine a lot of good.
by tgbuzzhead
on 5/12/2010
taste
Pros: great taste
by Shawn B.
on 5/7/2010
Nice concentrate
Pros: Behaved exactly as I'd expected during fermentation. No sugar ever needed with this concentrate. I like that!
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