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Dear Dr. Vinny,
Is there a website I can view that will allow me to enter the name/type/year of different wines I have and provide a timeframe for when best to drink it? For example, I have a Caymus Cabernet 2008, and I’m not sure how long to let it age?
—Michelle F., North Grafton, Mass.
How about the website you’re looking at now? WineSpectator.com subscribers can use our Wine Search database and see that all of the wines we recommend in our blind tastings have drink recommendations with their reviews. Of course, these are just guidelines provided by our tasters. You should adjust according to your own preference for older and younger wines.
To answer your specific question, we have two 2008 Caymus Cabernets in our database: the Napa Valley, which we recommend drinking now through 2018, and the Napa Valley Special Selection, which we recommend drinking now through 2020.
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