quote:Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
Synthetic corks do seem to cause problems down the road. I believe this is much of the problem with the early 2000's Behrens and Hitchcock wines that were so highly regarded by RMP that are now virtually undrinkable. I also think that I read Brian Loring say somewhere that the future problems is why he went from the black synthetic closure to screw cap.
Other wineries that use the glass stopper are Whitehall Lane and Sbragia. I believe that WHL only uses is on selected wines, and I do know that Sbragia only uses it on Sauvignon Blanc.
I toured Loring winery a few years ago and was treated to a great look at his winery. He makes some good Pinot. We talked about Burgundy red wines, which he is a fan of, and stated he had recently went to a wine tasting event. He took a bottle and Grands Echezeaux, which he was excited about. To his chagrin, it was corked. You can say that's no big deal, but when you buy a product that has such potential, you don't want to see it lost to the cork, if there is a better option.