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- Barbara Dornan - 09-24-2005 12:33 PM

Can someone tell me what the shelf life is for a bottle of Pinot Noir?

- Bucko - 09-24-2005 12:59 PM

No. Some Pinots like top Burgundies last 30 years or more. Other low-end CA Pinots might last 2-3 years.

- Innkeeper - 09-24-2005 01:22 PM

Hi Barb and welcome to the Wine Board. Bucko is right regarding closed (unopened) bottles. If you are talking about open ones, it again varies from brand to brand, year to year. A book like the annual Wine Buying Guide for Everyone by Andrea Immer, will give you the after opening shelf life on many current vintages of the most popular brands of Pinot Noir and many other wines.

- winoweenie - 09-24-2005 05:38 PM

Hi Barb and welcome to the board. Opened wine of any type has a VERY short life even stored in the fridge. Unopened wines are all subjected to their storage conditions and the quality of the wine. If you are talking about a specific bottling the answer could be more concise. WW