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- *newbie* - 12-31-2000 11:22 AM

As a do I know when a wine is at its peak flavor and ready to drink? For example I purchased a Willamette Valley the other day and one of the wine books said Willamette Valley Pinot Noir isn't ready until 7 to 9 years after harvest?!?!? How in the world does someone know that? Are the psychic? [img][/img]

- Bucko - 12-31-2000 11:43 AM

You don't know. I have seen many predictions by the "experts" over the years. Many are dead on and many are dead wrong. It is a crap shoot at best.

Granted, there are many top producers who have a very long track record of long-lived wines. But when do they peak? How do you know? There is no simple answer. A peaked wine to one person may be youthful to another.......