I have just finished bottling my first batch of wine; a cab/merlot blend. The process went without a hitch (it appears). After bottling I had some leftover wine, and as I do with my homebrew, I sampled the leftovers. While you can get a pretty good idea of what a home brewed beer tastes like at this stage, I am wondering how much more evolution the wine goes through after bottling. Barrel samples of wine normally taste quite different from the finished product. I was a bit disappointed in my sampling, as it tasted slightly sweeter than I was expecting. Not seriously sweet as to raise an alarm, but a bit sweeter than I would prefer. Do I have an unfounded worry, or will the sample I tasted pretty much be what the final product will taste like?