I'm making a Winexpert Eclipse Merlot. I'm at the step where I've added the wood cubes. The directions say they should sink after a few days but mine are still floating after 9 days and it's time to rack again. Should I be concerned?
80 Degrees for aging ! Yikes, sounds a bit on the high side especially for long term aging. Try to find a cooler spot. Mid-70s would be better, still warm but better than 80.