Expired wine question?
would these wines still be drinkable:
geyser peak cab 2005
concannon merlot 2003
sonona county merlot 2003
all CA wines...
i know they arent the *greatest* wines, but i have access to cases of it free if its worth it...
Biggest enemies for wine: light, motion, and heat-- especially temperature that changes a lot.
If it was stored in closed bottles, rarely or never disturbed, and stored at controlled, constant temperatures, maybe. None of those are particularly high-end labels, so I wouldn't hold out a huge amount of hope, but perhaps.
If it was shuffled around an non-climate-controlled warehouse in opened boxes? It's not even worth vinegar.
And if it's been sitting outside in the light getting warm at the junkyard? Bleh. Let it lie.
Mostly -- you're really going to salvage wine from the county dump? C'mon -- you're better than that.
All of them could be just fine if they've been stored reasonably well. If you have can,just give them a try. If it were me, and the wine were free, I'd go for it...... unless I had good reason to believe they'd been warehoused in the sun at 90+ degrees.
BTW... "Sonoma County Merlot" is not a specific winery, as are Geyser Peak and Concannon. Sonoma County is an appellation, or origin of the fruit.