- May 8, 2017
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One of my wifes goto reds is the apothic wines. So to indulge her into kit wines i bought a RJS winemakers trio red. Its a blend of cabernet savigon, syrah, and zin. 3 of the 4 blends in the apothic red. I also bought a merlot kit which is the 4th of the apothic blend. I plan to blend them together in trials to make my own version of the apothic. They have both been bulk aging a few months now but theres one detail i missed. Apothic blend is aged in a whiskey barrel. Can i buy some oak cubes and get the soaking in some whiskey and then add them into the carboys next time i rerack? If so how long will the oak cubes need to sit in whiskey? How many oak cubes? And how long should i leave them in the carboy?