Stragglers In Your Cellar?

Tonight I decided to spend some time working in the cellar. I needed to get ready for all my incoming shipments over the next few weeks. Fun to relive many nights over the past year since I last organized. Plenty of new stuff coming in. Looking forward to all the 2010 CDP, Quivet, Hermitage Blanc, 6 cases of mixed vintage port. And yes...I bit on the Conterno offering.

While shuffling a few things around, I found some lonely stragglers that were hiding. Almost as if they weren't wanting to be opened. I know everyone will say to keep better inventory, but I enjoy the surprise element involved with doing this every year.

Much to my surprise, I found a few gems that I loved in the past

2002 Beringer Brancroft Merlot
2007 Melka Metisse Jumping Goat
1996 Jadot Chambertin

Just curious if anyone else has discovered an unknown bottle in their cellar.
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Perioically, I find a wine I thought I had opened. Probably stood it up and marked it off, then laid it down again. It's a nice surprise. The converse is not so nice, where I pulled a wine and didn't mark it off, then sometime later go looking for it.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Perioically, I find a wine I thought I had opened. Probably stood it up and marked it off, then laid it down again. It's a nice surprise. The converse is not so nice, where I pulled a wine and didn't mark it off, then sometime later go looking for it.

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Originally posted by aav28:
I have over 200 bottles of stragglers in my cellar right now. A friend of mine is going through divorce and HIDDING all his GOOD wine in my place...lol....


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Banana LOL
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Perioically, I find a wine I thought I had opened. Probably stood it up and marked it off, then laid it down again. It's a nice surprise. The converse is not so nice, where I pulled a wine and didn't mark it off, then sometime later go looking for it.


I've been in both situations. Ditto.
Just completed a complete inventory of my Vintage Keeper 500. This is my "active" cellar, with my other two (Eurocaves) devoted to wines that are long(er) term agers. I'm not expecting much in the way of surprises when I pull the bottles out of these two, but I am feeling like a kid on Christmas morning this evening. Found, and totally forgotten about:

2008 Stefania Crimson Clover Cabernet x 1
2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes(750) x 1 (I don't ever remember getting 750s of this... Confused)
2002 Termes Toro Termes x 1
1998 Ch. Faugeres x 1
2003 Setti Ponti Crognolo x 1
2005 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot x 1
2010 Les Cailloux CdP Blanc x 1
1995 Vieux Telegraphe La Crau (375) x 1
Krug NV (375) x 1

Winner Winner Winner Winner Winner

PH

edit to correct Sauternes vintage....
The cooling unit in my vintage keeper 250 went out last week so i had to take all the wine out and order a new cooling unit. I discovered some port I had forgot about and I just put in the new cooling unit today which is much quieter and less heavy and has no grate that coveres the fan on the back of the unit. I think this one will last alot longer than the nine years the old cooling unit did.
I did a complete inventory of my cellar this month and found some things that I didn't have in my inventory list. Also cleaned up my list as far as things I had drank but not marked off. There were no surprises in the latter category. Strangely, all the stragglers were either Italians or Rieslings, so I'm not sure if at some point I deleted a part of both sections. I have no recolletion of purchasing the Nikolaihof. I think they might have come from one of Vino Me's finds. Unfortunately, they probably should have been drank already. Oh well, I'll find out this weekend as I'm taking one of the bottles for a starter for one of my wine clubs. The stragglers were:

2008 Tolaini Tenuta San. Giovanni Valdisanti
1997 Pianpolvere Soprano Barolo Bussia
2001 Paolo Scavino Barolo
1998 S. Carlo Brunello x 2
2008 Nigl Senftenberger Piri Riesling x 2
2008 Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschbeck Spatlese
2001 Nikolaihof Im Weingebirge Riesling x 3

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