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If you’re curious how long you can keep that bottle, here are some general recommendations from The Oxford Companion to Wine on years of potential bottle aging for common grape varieties. Cheers!

Red Wines

  •    Cabernet Sauvignon (4–20)
  •    Merlot (2–12)
  •    Nebbiolo (4–20)
  •    Pinot Noir (2–8)
  •    Sangiovese (2–8)
  •    Syrah/Shiraz (4–16)
  •    Tempranillo (2–10)
  •    Zinfandel (2–6)

White Wines

  •     Chardonnay (1–6)
  •     Chenin Blanc of the Loire (4–30)
  •     Pinot Gris (1–6)
  •     Riesling (2–30)
  •     Semillon (dry wines) (2–7)
  •     All botrytized wines (5–25)