Jenise wrote:Standing? Overlooked, or an experiment?
Mike Filigenzi wrote:It's been interesting reading about the wines that have survived all of those years in your garage, Tom. Now you have me wondering something. Given the wines that have made it through this process, were there any that maybe should have (or could have) also made it through that got dumped down the drain? Is there any consistency to this or does it seem entirely random as to which wines were still worth drinking?
There seems to be no rhyme nor reason about which ones have survived or not. Some of the Zins/Syrahs/Pinots have made it.
Amazingly, some of the Chards/Rieslings/GWTs have survived. Surprisingly few of the Cabs...counter-intuitive.
Two btls of a Rosenblum '89 PS...one totally shot, one still going strong.
Think it probably is a function of the cork. Nearly all the corks are sound and firmly in the btl (stored upright). Only a few have crumbled.
Only one had dried out & dropped into the wine. Most come out (w/ varying degrees of difficulty) w/ an Ah-So. Go figure!!
It's been an interesting experiment. And a bit sad & brings a tear to my eye when an old friend goes down the drain.