2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

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2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

#1 Post by BLaird » September 13th, 2019, 4:16 pm

Drank a bottle last night. Very nice. Lots of sediment in addition to what appeared to be a culture-like blob floating at the bottom, almost like what you would expect to find in a kombucha, like a small piece of phlegm. Has anyone ever experienced such a situation with a bottle of wine??
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#2 Post by Rich Brown » September 13th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Did you take a pic? Would be super helpful to see.

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#3 Post by Carlton McCrindle » September 13th, 2019, 6:26 pm

BLaird wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Drank a bottle last night. Very nice. Lots of sediment in addition to what appeared to be a culture-like blob floating at the bottom, almost like what you would expect to find in a kombucha, like a small piece of phlegm. Has anyone ever experienced such a situation with a bottle of wine??
I think you are referring to the SCOBY.
Maybe, unbeknownst to us, Morgan has developed a Bedrock Syrah SCOBY. If you put it in the 'frig, you too can make excellent Syrah! [stirthepothal.gif]
https://ifoodreal.com/kombucha-scoby/

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#4 Post by Brian Tuite » September 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob.
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#5 Post by Rich Brown » September 13th, 2019, 8:08 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob.

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Man, that is some freaky looking sh*t my man!!

Glad the wine was fine.....but how long did you debate about whether or not you should drink it??

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#6 Post by Al Osterheld » September 13th, 2019, 8:43 pm

If the wine smells good and tastes good, it's not going to hurt you. Well, maybe if you drank a couple of bottles, it would, but not from the funky looking blob.

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#7 Post by Brian Tuite » September 14th, 2019, 6:17 am

Rich Brown wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob.

D3055659-E9FD-4E0F-B246-9A56E171C4DD.jpeg
Man, that is some freaky looking sh*t my man!!

Glad the wine was fine.....but how long did you debate about whether or not you should drink it??
The winemaker I asked said it was harmless so I trusted his advice.
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#8 Post by JoeD » September 14th, 2019, 7:42 am

I had a run of 06 mayacamas merlot bottles with a similar blob. Someone on this board suggested pectin. Also Harmless
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#9 Post by BLaird » September 14th, 2019, 8:45 am

Yep, similar to this, but not nearly as much.
Brian Tuite wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob.

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#10 Post by larry schaffer » September 14th, 2019, 11:47 am

Recently saw a picture a Bevan Sauvignon Blanc that had a similar look to it. I believe it was a thread about this not too long ago.
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