I am looking for a chart that gives general cellar age suggestions for a broad range of wines. I know each wine can be assessed for it's own "optimum drinking time", but I am speaking strickly in generalities. Has anyone seen such a chart online or otherwise?
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Originally posted by LDV:
I am looking for a chart that gives general cellar age suggestions for a broad range of wines. I know each wine can be assessed for it's own "optimum drinking time", but I am speaking strickly in generalities. Has anyone seen such a chart online or otherwise?


WS has vintage charts that include Drink or Hold suggestions.

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Vintage_Charts/
Vintage charts can be misleading. I'd go by individual producer and vintage. Some wineries can make a good wine from a lesser vintage and other wineries can make a not so good wine from a great vintage.
Are you asking for something like:

"Napa cab - cellar for six years."

or

"1999 Dunn Howell Mountain - cellar until 2015"

The first one is too random to be useful, the second too specific to find a chart covering everyone.

You could check Cellartracker or a similar site where people post their experiences and suggestions. Some people actually know what they're talking about too. Free information from random people.
name one more than me and you and i would have to call your bluff! Big Grin

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Originally posted by GregT:
Some people actually know what they're talking about too.

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