Wines that Last:
Taste Time Line
What happens to an open bottle of high-end California Pinot as it sits...and sits...and sits.
Day 1: Bright raspberry fruit; fresh, spicy oak notes.
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Day 2: Fruit aromas a touch muted; wine softer but still lovely.
Day 3: Aromas definitely less robust; wine tastes simpler.
Day 5: Alcohol more overt; fruit jammier and more baked.
Day 10: No structure left, just jammy fruit; feels flat and heavy.
Day 20: Insipid, dull flavors; smells like stewed fruit.