OK, I know the majority on this forum feel that bulk aging benefits a wine. I have a Raspberry Merlot kit (Island Mist) that I started about 2 months ago. The directions say I could have bottled a month ago. I have racked it twice. Kmeta, sorbate and back sweetened it 6 weeks ago per instructions. It is clear as a bell. No lees or sediment in the bottom of the carboy. I don't plan to tweak it at all because it tastes great already. I really see no benefit to waiting 3-4-6-8 months to bottle. If aging will make it better, that can happen in the bottle....can't it? I've got my vest on. Fire away!