WineXpert Should I add Tannins to Cab Sauv from kit?

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Hello, I am new to wine making, I have only made two batches. I am making wines from kits and I have a winexpert Cab Suav kit. I like big, bold dry red wines and I am curious if I should add additional Tannins to this kit. I think I read somewhere that grape concentrate in kits have reduced Tannins. Appreciate the feedback.
 

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Hello, I am new to wine making, I have only made two batches. I am making wines from kits and I have a winexpert Cab Suav kit. I like big, bold dry red wines and I am curious if I should add additional Tannins to this kit. I think I read somewhere that grape concentrate in kits have reduced Tannins. Appreciate the feedback.
Big, bold reds are rare in kit form. Definitely add tannins.
 

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Yep add some sacrificial tannins when you pitch the yeast and some finishing tannins before bottling, some patience and you will be a happy person 9-12 months from now..remember tannins do require time to age
 

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I used to ad tannins to all my red kits. Now I add a grape pack.
 

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