Sediment does not necessarily indicate a problem with the wine. There are generally three possible reasons for sediment:

1)Sediment deposits resulting from normal aging process. This type of sediment is brought about by the slow reaction of fruit acids, tannins, tartrates and other compounds.

2) Minimal racking and filtration performed before the wine is bottled.

3)Sediment deposits resulting from extreme deperature changes.

by Wine~Zin~Heimer
sediment is a pretty generic term which could be many different things, each from a different cause, not all of which are age-related (there are heat-related and cold-related 'sediments' which are better described as tartrates or protein haze respectively)

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The Great Northern, out of Cheyenne, from Sea to Shining Sea
My MP wines all have thrown sediment. Here's a link to a previous note on the 2000 Sarah's blend. I noticed a ton of sediment.

I'm not sure if these wines are filtered. I'm too lazy to go downstairs and check right now.

Yes, but I came here for an argument.

Oh! Oh! I'm sorry, this is abuse.

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