Does it really matter how well wines age? Today, more and more wines are made in a style that permits—and perhaps even encourages—us to drink them young.
Nonetheless, there's a persistent belief among wine lovers that for a wine to be great, or important, it has to prove it can age well. And, I'll admit, in my experience, the best mature wines are more interesting and, yes, better, than the best young wines. So I was happy to be invited recently to a tasting of older wines from Oregon.
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