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Cellar Craft Prestige Wine KitsPrestige 5 Week Wine Kits:

The 12 liter kits produce wines with more pronounced character, more body, and more flavor. The reds even contain a unique, varietal-specific Virgin Crushed Grape Pack for true fermented on the skins flavor and aromas. Usually bottled in as little as 5-6 weeks. The whites can be enjoyed with only 2-4 weeks of cellaring while the reds will require a few months to show their charm. These kits produce 23 liters of finished wine.

Note: Due to the weight of these kits each will be shipped as a single item.
All Prestige 5 Week Wine Kits for;

White and Blush styles are
$75.00
+ $6.00 handling fee

Red styles are
$75.00
+ $6.00 handling fee


These are White Wine Kits:
Chardonnay:
The 12 liter must pack contains California Chardonnay concentrate blended with flavourful Santa Barbara Chardonnay juice.

We have included 30 grams of toasted French oak with the kit; however,we recommend NOT using it. The "Naked" style focuses attention on the complex fruit character making the wine more refreshing and versatile.

Grapefruit, green apple, and pear aromatics dominate the nose. The medium body is clean and crisp with flavors of green apple and citrus which continue through the wonderful finish.

The wine comes together in a couple of months and should be enjoyed within a year or so.

Serve lightly chilled on its own or with seafood, chicken, pork, or vegetable dishes. Best with foods that are not too heavily sauced.
item #4670
Cellar Craft Prestige Wine Kits: Chardonnay (item #4670)

  Johannesburg Riesling:
California Johannesburg Riesling is lighter and less exuberant than cooler climate Rieslings, but still reflects the bright citrus and ripe fruit character that makes Riesling one of the more versatile white wines.

Finished with a Flavor Reserve to balance the wine's natural acidity and highlight the fruity notes of the wine. An off-dry sensory impression.

Serve as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to most foods. Works especially well with Asian dishes, fish, pork, and chicken.

Let the wine rest at least 2-4 weeks after bottling. Then serve lightly chilled. Usually enjoyed within 12 months.
item #4671
Cellar Craft Prestige Wine Kits: Johannesberg Riesling (item #4671)
Pinot Grigio:
We have added just enough Yakima Pinot Gris to our California Pinot Grigio to elevate the aromatics and finish of the wine to a level above the norm. The nose has a pronounced, refreshing citrus character with a back note of juicy peach. The mouth-feel is crisp with citrus qualities and the overall sensation delightfully lingers through a good finish.

Begins to show harmony and balance after a few months and is usually consumed within a year.

Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif or with light chicken, fish, or pork dishes. Works well with most Asian foods.
item #4672
Cellar Craft Prestige Wine Kits: Pinot Grigio (item #4672)
Sauvignon Blanc:
Juice and concentrate from Lake County produces a fresh, crisp,medium-bodied wine with restrained aromas of gooseberry and lime followed by refreshing light flavors of fruit and a bracing core.

An excellent wine for social sipping, with appetizers, chicken, and fish. A classic pairing with soft goat cheese. Chill and enjoy a couple of months after bottling.
item #4673
Cellar Craft Prestige Wine Kits: Sauvignon Blanc (item #4673)

These are Red Wine Kits:
Amarone:
Uses an Italian Valpolicella blend made with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. Fermented on a 1.5 liter virgin crushed grape pack made from equal portions of California CABERNET and BARBERA grapes and sun-dried red wine grapes. A robust wine with an earthy aroma backed by notes of spice and vanilla. When young, concentrated flavors of black cherry and figs compete with un-mellowed oak, firm tannins, and an alcohol level above 14%.

Six months in the bottle will bring harmony to the flavors and softer tannins for a rich,well-rounded mouth feel and lingering finish. Another year or two of aging will create a truly special wine.

This wine can be enjoyed sipped like port or can take on your most robust foods like game, sticky ribs, rich pasta, or blue cheese.
item #4677
Cellar Craft Presige Wine Kits: Amarone (item #4677)
  Barbera:
10.5 liters of must using California and Italian Barbera is fermented on a 1.5 liter virgin California Barbera crushed grape pack to deliver a medium-bodied wine with unique complexity and character. Deep crimson color. Fruity aromatics dominated by raspberry and blackberry, with lightly spicy notes and a suggestion of vanilla. Well-rounded mouthfeel. Flavors of black fruit and a nice finish.

Six months aging is recommended to refine the balance between fruit, spice, tannins, and oak. Will continue to develop for more than a year.

This wine should match well with a wide variety of hearty foods -- Italian pasta with tomatoes, eggplant, chicken, or red meats. Anything barbequed.
item #4678
Cellar Craft Presige Wine Kits: Barbera (item #4678)
Cabernet Sauvignon:
This California Cabernet, fermented on a 1.5 liter virgin crushed California CABERNET SAUVIGNON grape pack, delivers a characteristically firm-tannin wine with loads of black fruit character made more interesting by the vanilla notes from the oak. The aromatics suggest blackberry and black currant. Flavor is centered around red and black currants which remain evident through the nice finish.

Six months of aging should reveal a harmonized wine with somewhat softened tannins, but the wine will improve for a year or two. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.
item #4679
Cellar Craft Presige Wine Kits: Cabernet Sauvignon (item #4679)
Merlot:
California Merlot with 1.5 liters virgin crushed California MERLOT grape pack. The wine releases aromas of raspberry and cherry and a subtle toasted note, followed by flavors of raspberry and strawberry. Gentle tannins and well-integrated oak contribute structure to the fruit-driven profile without being too aggressive.

Should show its true character in about 6 months, but will continue to develop for at least a year. This soft red pairs with red meats and will work well with roast chicken.
item #4680
Cellar Craft Presige Wine Kits: Merlot (item #4680)
Pinot Noir:
We use 10.5 liters of California Pinot Noir must (and an accent of Pinotage) fermented on a 1.5 liter virgin California Pinot Noir crushed grape pack for this bright and fruity wine. Expect to enjoy lively black cherry and cranberry aromas and flavors against subtle spice and almond in the background.

A few month of aging will subdue the oak and tannins to let the fruit shine and define the medium-length finish. May be cellared for a year or more.

The soft, light to medium-bodied wine may be lightly chilled and enjoyed as an aperitif, or serve with chicken, pork, or simple beef dishes (not recommended for your best steaks or rich, braised foods). Pairs well with salmon.
item #4681
Cellar Craft Presige Wine Kits: Pinot Noir (item #4681)
Syrah:
California Syrah fermented on a 1.5 liter virgin crushed California SYRAH grape pack produces a complex wine which reveals notes of red currant, black pepper, vanilla, and toast -- all wrapped together in a slightly earthy manner. Gentle tannins guide the wine through a nice finish.

Age at least 6 months to enjoy the integrated flavor. Will continue to develop for at least a year or two and probably longer. A great wine for hearty barbequed meats.
item #4682
Cellar Craft Presige Wine Kits: Syrah (item #4682)
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