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Aging Zin?

Frodnesor | Aug 25, 2007 11:17 PM

I see there are some zin fans here. Any thoughts on ageworthiness of zinfandel? I've heard it said that zin should typically be drunk within about 5 years and generally doesn't improve much with age. I've had limited opportunity to experiment as I live in South Florida and only got a half-decent wine fridge for storage a few years ago. I recently drank through most of my 99's and 00's (neither a terribly remarkable year for zins though the 99's were pretty nice). All were certainly solid and hadn't deteriorated (though occassionally needed some time after getting out of the bottle to pull themselves together), though I'd be hard pressed to say they were any better after 4-5 years of bottle age than 1-2.

Question in part prompted by post referencing '92s and '93s.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/43438...

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