I have a 2010 bottle of Cavit wine unopened. Will it still be good. It has been stored in my pantry.
Which Cavit wine do you have? If it's their top-selling Pinot Grigio, this is a wine to drink immediately on release, as is the case with their other whites such as Riesling or Moscato. Buy only enough of these types to drink within a few months. Their red wines are also intended to be consumed early and not aged further, but the Cabernet Sauvignon or Select Red Blend could probably stand up to a few years of keeping. There is as well the critical question of the storage conditions: a pantry suggests the kitchen, perhaps the least suitable place to store wine owing to the frequent heat and overall variability. I would recommend you find somewhere else - the bottom of a dark, cool closet - to keep your wines.
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