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How about the 2006 Victory Reserve? I want to try and avoid that "dumb" period that everyone talks about. Any update on how this is drinking these days or when to ideally pop the cork?
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blaculadave wrote:Great news everyone! In our continuing quest to get more states added back, we're now able to add back MONTANA.
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SonomaBouliste wrote:It's well past any dumb phase. It really comes down to your taste and stylistic preference. It's still fruity but has developed some complexity, drinking nicely now, but certainly has the capacity to develop for 5 to 10 more years and hold for a few years after that. For my personal taste, 12-15 years from vintage date is the peak, but I think RPM would likely say 20+ years.
I've always been a little confused about the dumb phase. My understanding is a red wine quits developing and goes dumb about the fifth year and comes out of it in about the eight. So, does that mean it shouldn't be drunk during that period, i.e. Is it actually worse in the sixth than it would be in, say, the fourth year? Or does it just maintain whatever level it was when the dumb period begins? Is something noticeable to you guys with good palates if you drink wine while it's dumb? Thanks for any clarity.
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