vintage year

noun

1
: a year in which a vintage wine is produced
2
: a year of outstanding distinction or success

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But for Champagne lovers, a vintage year means that the grape harvest was truly exceptional. Michael Solomon, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 The Seahawks also are still lacking the other vital element of their vintage years – a stifling defense that augments and accentuates their ball-control offense. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, 8 Oct. 2018 Bourbon, champagne and fine wines, as well as cuisine from Broussard's and a fun crowd combined to create a vintage year for Amazing Grapes, a benefit for Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, 11 Apr. 2018 The median net internal rate of return of the funds in the Cambridge Associates US Private Equity Index averaged 13.2% annually for vintage years 1986 to 2015. Nir Kaissar, latimes.com, 16 Mar. 2018 Designations of region and vintage year are held to the same standard. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, 24 Jan. 2018 Now in his sixth season in north London, Lloris has in the past been regarded amongst the best shot-stoppers in world and European football, but this term for both club and country has not been a vintage year for the Spurs keeper. SI.com, 27 Dec. 2017 Did Wet Willie play The Fillmore back during the band’s vintage years? Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, AL.com, 26 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vintage year was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Vintage year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vintage%20year. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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