RJ Spagnols RJ Spagnols Grand Cru Pinot Noir

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Feb 27, 2010
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Just picked up a RJ Spagnols Grand Cru Pinot Noir. The shop owner suggested I add 2 cups of sugar in order to up the level past 12%.

Also heard by some people that this kit lacks body. Would this be one to add some raisins to for body? If so what about the suggested 2 cups of sugar?

Any other suggestions regarding this kit is appreciated.
We made this kit back around June of 2008, it was thin for the first year.....awesome after that. If you want it for early drinking then 'tinkering' with it might be the way to go.
IMHO a pinot is probably not a kit you want to tinker with - as Green says, time is your friend. If you really feel you have to do something about an early body, try the raisins, some bananas or possibly add glycerin - I would not up the alcohol.