- Feb 25, 2017
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I have a Chilean Merlot juice bucket from last year as well that was fermented with 7 lugs of Cab Sauv and 2 lugs of Malbec skins. It has been in a neutral barrel since 8-24-18. I'm not a huge Merlot fan and got it for blending but it's turning out very nice and without any oak. Debating whether to put it in a newer barrel for a while to get some oak but I don't want to ruin a good thing.Racked merlot Chilean juice from last year. Nice color good smell and still a young wine flavor. Still degassing in the 5g carboy.