Pretty sure we can all take a lesson in retraint from Fred Schroeder, our patient Entourage member. : ) The rewards are worth it!
Several years ago I received my first allocations of Epoch Zinfandel and exercised remarkable restraint in not opening it immediately. 3 weeks later, I opened it and it wasn’t ready. I put the other 3 bottles away for two months and when I opened it, it was the best Zin I had that year (and I know my Zins and drink a lot). Since then I I usually get my wine in November and then sit on the Zinfandel till late January or early February. The latest, like the others was well worth the wait. Thank you!