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It's not often that I get to taste a wine from my birth year. But, at a retrospective tasting of Cantina Terlano wines from Alto Adige, I got to go back almost 50 years and taste beautiful wines from 1971, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2002 and 2015. If you didn't think white wines like Pinot Blanco could age, you are mistaken. The ability of these wines to age is extraordinary. Relive my retrospective journey that I wrote about in the Napa Valley Register and share here.

It is not every day that you get to sit down and taste a retrospective vertical of wines going back almost 50 years, which also includes a wine from your birth year. But I had the privilege and pleasure to do that at TexSom with Cantina Terlano from Alto Adige.

And to top it off, this retrospective vertical tasting was of Pinot Blanco, a white wine. Yes, white wines with age.

Tired of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon? Looking for something different? Unique? Slightly obscure? Try one of the other wines that start with the letter “C” – Cinsault, Carignan and Criollo....

Each year, wineries release their rosés and we, the consumer, can't get enough. We drink our rosé wine year round now but typically we buy the wine and consume it rather quickly. But what if we find a rosé is our collection that is a year, or two or more, years old? What if we forgot about it. Can we drink it now? Can rosé age? This is something I have wondered as I have found a few rosés in my home that are not from the current vintage. Luckily this was a topic covered at TEXSOM this year and I wrote about it in the Napa Valley Register which you can read here. Summer is coming to an end but drinking rosé has not stopped. I have found myself picking up a few more bottles of rosé from here and there as I travel around to wine regions. I come home and add the new bottles of rosé to my wine list and start to plan when to drink them. But what I realized is that I still have a few bottles of rosé in my collection from last year and the year before and likely the year before that. How did that happen? How do I have rosé wine that I did not drink already? What do I do now? If the wine is a year old, I am fine. But what about a rosé with two, three, four or more years of age on it. Is it still drinkable? Can we age our rosés?
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