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Older Vintage Wine

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Certain wines, a very few, evolve and improve with age. The layers of complexity that result in these years in bottle are a primary reason collectors invest and store wines for the long term. The intricate flavors and delicacy in older vintage wines can amaze and delight the palate.

Wines that often improve with age include Barolo and Barbaresco, from the Nebbiolo grape, Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and other regions in California, but also certain wines from Australia, Argentina, Washington State and elsewhere. The classic collector wine is Bordeaux, and in the best vintages these wines can age for 5 or more decades. Burgundy can also deliver age-worth examples. Rioja Gran Reservas are often released after some ageing in barrel and bottle, but can continue to age well. The Northern Rhone wines, with the Syrah grape, soften and gain much with some bottle age. And of course, the best vintage Champagne will linger and evolve in a most complex way for decades.

While these are classic examples, nearly every region has potential, and the best producers will work hard in the best vintages to craft a bottle for long-term ageing.

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  • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Collection 1996  Front Label
    Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Collection 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ornellaia Masseto 1996 Front Label
    Ornellaia Masseto 1996
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed label) 1996 Front Label
    Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed label) 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1996 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1996 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1996  Front Label
    Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion (stained label) 1996 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion (stained label) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Penfolds Grange 1996 Front Label
    Penfolds Grange 1996
    Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
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    • WE96
    • RP92
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  • Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP93
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  • Chateau Petrus  1996 Front Label
    Chateau Petrus 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia
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  • Guigal La Mouline Cote Rotie 1996 Front Label
    Guigal La Mouline Cote Rotie 1996
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Calon-Segur  1996 Front Label
    Chateau Calon-Segur 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Latour  1996 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Merryvale Profile 1996  Front Label
    Merryvale Profile 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 1996 Front Label
    Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 1996
    Zinfandel from California
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    • RP90
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  • Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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  • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
    Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 1996 Front Label
    Ceretto Brunate Barolo 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • RP92
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