Category — Food
Me getting old?Â Not so good.Â Wine getting old?Â Very good.
I’ve been enjoying drinking some wine I bought some years ago, back when I visited the Sonoma wine country often.Â Then I didn’t drink much wine for 3-4 years.Â It’s interesting to taste the difference the years make.
Some say that wines have a peak age — they don’t taste as good before or after that time.Â I agree — and I love the taste of properly aged red wines.
So what have I been drinking?
- 1999 J Fritz Old Vine Zinfandel — an excellent wine even when new (~2001), it’s even better now; smoother, more mellow but still with a strong tannic afterbite.
- 2001 Beringer Nouveau red table wine — pretty nice now.Â Again, it’s mellow and smooth; I suspect it’s at its peak.
- 1999 Pinot white wine — didn’t age well, I only ended up drinking a bit.Â In general, whites don’t age well.
I’m looking forward to tasting how my other wines have aged (such as a Rabbit Ridge Barbera).
June 5, 2009 No Comments