Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Weekly Wine Word Wednesdays

The Weekly Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Closed

This word best describes a wine that is not showing its potential, because the wine may be too "young."  

Young wines often close up about 6 -18 months after bottling, and depending on the vintage, style and storage conditions, the wine may remain in such a state for several years to more than a decade. 

Sometimes even an older wine may remain "closed" until it is given time to breath. 

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