Back in 1999, I bought a bottle of my favorite wine, a 1995 Grgich Hills Zinfandel, and stored it away, waiting until I could share it with someone special. Thirteen years later, I finally pulled it out to share with Tori for our Sixth Month Anniversary.
Friday night, we drank it with some delicious five-year aged Cheddar we brought back from our trip to Wisconsin. The cork disintegrated when I first tried to open the bottle, but we decanted the wine through a sieve to separate out the loose bits. I had been worried about how the wine would taste since I read that this particular vintage was best from 2000 to 2010, but it was very good even though it was more acidic and the strong fruity flavors I remembered had lessened. We had a wonderful evening and finished off the whole bottle.