Originally Posted by DoctorCAD
It isn't ready to drink in 4 weeks, its ready to BOTTLE in 4 weeks.
Huge difference, it should sit in the bottle (or carboy if you choose to bulk age) for a minimum of 3 months, but a year is not out of the question.
Yes NOT drinkable, its ready to BOTTLE. Can't tell you how many people read THAT wrong on the box! :-)
Having said that, definitly open a bottle about a month after you fill the bottles. And open another one every month afterward. You will really see the journy the wine takes and how much better it is 6 to 9 months down the road.
Its VERY tough to wait, but try!