Aging and drinking windows of Drava Bordeaux wines

Pictured are three Bordeaux bottles in front of a map of Vvardenfell. Earlier this week I had the chance to evaluate our Bordeaux varietal wines at the Lodi Wine Visitor Center. My focus was to determine the drinking window of these young wines. 2014 Cabernet Franc This is the earliest drinking of the three. It's showing really well right now and continues to develop bottle bouquet. I'll revisit these periodically but this one is just coming into its own and should be good for at least five years. Pop the cork, pour it and enjoy! 2014 Petit Verdot Petit Verdot is more often used for blending to contribute structure and phenolics to a blend. On its own Petit Verdot can be austere and ba

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