vintage year

noun

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

Examples of vintage year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The freshness dates on boxes and cans are more relevant than their vintage years. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 These refer to wines from a vintage year (and not to non- or multi-vintage wines) from a specified Denomination of Origin (DO) or Geographical Indication (IG) region. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2024 The finest are from single estates called quintas; the label will include the producer’s name, quinta name, and vintage year. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 10 Dec. 2023 The vintage year indicates this is not a multi-vintage blend intended to showcase a house style; rather, it is meant to express the vintage. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2022 The below chart shows the capital calls and distributions for a hypothetical multi-fund multi-vintage year program over its first 20 years. John Jennings, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 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

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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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“Vintage year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vintage%20year. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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