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IB, I don't keep any records on my cellar. Half the fun is rummaging around and discovering some long-forgotten bottle. So I don't know the average age, or even the total size, of my collection, although I suspect the total size ranks in the lower half of forumites.

Just for fun, I took a quick inventory of everything standing up at the moment:

(1) 1966 Sauternes
(1) 1968 Cal CS
(1) 1969 Cal CS
(1) 1970 Sauternes
(1) 1973 Barolo
(1) 1975 Bdx
(1) 1976 Bdx
(1) 1978 Bdx
(3) 1979 Bdx
(1) 1980 Sauternes
(1) 1981 Cal CS
(2) 1983 Cal CS
(3) 1983 Bdx
(3) 1985 Bdx
(1) 1985 Sauternes
(1) 1987 Cal CS
(1) 1990 Cal CS
(1) 1991 Cal CS
(6) 1992 Cal CS
(1) 1992 Bdx
(2) 1993 Cal CS
(1) 1993 Burgundy
(2) 1993 Bdx
(2) 1994 Cal CS
(1) 1994 Bdx
(3) 1995 Cal CS
(1) 1995 Bdx
(1) 1995 Cal Rhone-style blend
(2) 1996 Cal CS
(1) 1996 Oregon PN
(1) 1996 BDM
(1) 1996 Rhone
(1) 1996 Aussie CS
(3) 1997 Cal CS
(6) 1997 Cal zinfandel
(1) 1997 Cal petite syrah
(1) 1997 Cal PN
(1) 1998 Cal Rhone-style blend
(1) 1999 Oregon PN
(1) 1999 Montepulciano
last and probably least:
(1) 2005 Clos du Bois Zinfandel
and for cooking:
(1) 2009 Charles Shaw Merlot

Wow, that's more than five cases of wine that needs to be drunk yesterday, or yesterdecade! Smile


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I'm still trying to twist an arm or two to make a cameo appearance Wink

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Not really answering the question, thristy man.

I stood up a 1998 Leonetti Walla Walla Cab recently. We'll see how it goes - I hope it's not over the hill. Forgot I had it - whoops.


I have some '98 Leonetti as well.

Never thought about it being past prime. Eek


I don't imagine it will be, but I had a couple of mid-90s Leonetti Cabs from my dad's cellar that were a little tired within the last year. Very possibly could be a storage issue there, though.


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My offsite storage is an hour away, and things get pretty well stirred up during the ride. So I try to give bottles 3 weeks or more standing up before I pop the corks.

I'm with thirsty man on this one. I usually have about 3 cases of various stuff standing up. Right now that group includes:

1991s: Forman, Beringer Reserve, Mondavi Reserve, Hess & Silverado
1990 Pichon Longueville
1990 Mondavi Reserve
2004 Leroy Bourgogne
1987 Forman
2001, 2003-2005 Concha y Toro Don Melchor
Old Laurel Glens: '86, '91, '92, '95 & '96
2001-2004 Neal Family cabs
Plus a bunch of other younger/lesser stuff in which I usually find a little sediment that I just have at the ready for a "Tuesday night"- like the 2007 Domaine Garrigue CdR Cuvee Romaine.

I try to keep a nice variety in the mix & at the ready.


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1987 Montelena estate cab
1985 guigal la landonne (to be opened next weekend with my wife at our fav restaurant in LA)
1966 montrose
 
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I'm still trying to twist an arm or two to make a cameo appearance Wink

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Checking into airfares...... Wink

Currently standing are:

-77 Dow
-77 Gould Campbell
-83 Gould Campbell
-08 Noon
-09 Carnival of Love
-06 l'Aventure Cote a Cote
-98 Baron de Pichon-Longueville (yes, really....)

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Not sure yet, but need to make my mind up soon. Just made offline arrangements today for this coming wednesday with Shaferguy91, Latour67 and a couple others. Smile
 
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1991 La Mouline
1996 Conterno Cicala

I've got a 1990 Yquem slated for consumption, but I usually don't stand up Sauternes nearly as long. I've never had problems with sediment in Sauternes, and I rarely decant them.


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1991 La Mouline


In my top 3 of all time Stickman, hope it shows well for u!
 
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1991 La Mouline
1996 Conterno Cicala

I've got a 1990 Yquem slated for consumption, but I usually don't stand up Sauternes nearly as long. I've never had problems with sediment in Sauternes, and I rarely decant them.

Must be a special occassion. Enjoy


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1987 Montelena estate cab
1985 guigal la landonne (to be opened next weekend with my wife at our fav restaurant in LA)
1966 montrose


Just added 1983 Palmer to the above list.
 
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Well, I stood a bottle up last night for Wednesday's offline. I wish I had at least another week of stand time but 5 days will have to do. I will reveal what the bottle is after Wednesday since this offline may turn into a blind tasting and Shaferguy91 frequents this board. Smile
 
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Just added 1983 Palmer to the above list.

Some (experts) would say the '83 Palmer is the wine of the vintage. I've enjoyed it 4 times, but found significant bottle variation.


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1991 La Mouline


In my top 3 of all time Stickman, hope it shows well for u!


Incredible wine. Had one a couple of years back courtesy of the generous DoktaP.


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Just added 1983 Palmer to the above list.

Some (experts) would say the '83 Palmer is the wine of the vintage. I've enjoyed it 4 times, but found significant bottle variation.


Were they all from your cellar? And did the better bottles validate the "experts"?

Thanks in advance for your response!
 
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Yes, they were all from the same case. The best bottle validated the ebobs of the world, and the rest were just, "meh". Not corked or madeirized, just not what I was expecting from a Margaux region in terms of style and finesse.

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1991 La Mouline

I've got a 1990 Yquem slated for consumption, but I usually don't stand up Sauternes nearly as long. I've never had problems with sediment in Sauternes, and I rarely decant them.

Must be a special occassion. Enjoy

We're gonna' make it one! Smile The Barolo will be for a different occasion, but the Guigal will be accompanied by some of my other favorite Rhone-varietals from around the world (definitely to include SQN). I just didn't list them because I'm not standing them up nearly as long.


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1991 La Mouline

In my top 3 of all time Stickman, hope it shows well for u!

Thanks. My hopes are very high. I'll certainly post notes. Smile


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Just stood up a 1988 Leoville Las Cases yesterday. Very excited to try this one, and I'll find a nice day in September to have it with my wife.


Just had this a few weeks ago and you're in for a treat. Just beginning to enter its drinking window IMO.


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A mag of 1971 Produttori del Barbaresco. Belated 40th birthday wine.
 
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We'll be enjoying a few '71's this weekend to honour 2 friends. Stay tuned.


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At the moment

1996 Cheval Blanc
1985 Taylor Fladgate Port
1995 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
1997 Fattoria Le Pupille Scansano
1998 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Grenache


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1998 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Grenache


Never heard of it. Do they still make it?


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1989 Lynch Bages.

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1992 Dominus. Cool


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