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Mar 26, 2010 07:56 PM

Trefethen 2K Cuvee Chardonnay 1997 bottling for Millenium New Years . . . think it's still good?

Hi All,

My brother, who is not a wine drinker, just gave me a bottle of Trefethen 2K Chardonnay. It's been stored in a cool, dry place . . . think it's drinkable?

Thanks! :-)

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  1. Just open it and find out.

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    1. re: RCC

      I did! Decent and drinkable, but definitely past its prime -- I suspect it was a pretty tasty chard in its day, but not made to age as long as it was. Oh well . . .

    2. drink and find out. Likely not wrecked. But drink now! And have a younger backup bottle.

      Because we are talking about Napa chard here, you can count on this wine having older flavor characteristics pointing towards sherry and subdued fruit.

      So when you're thinking of food pairings, look for recipes that work well with dry, less fruity white wines. Like aged Chablis.