2006 Rivers Marie OccidentaL Vineyard waiters corkscrew lifted cork nicely, but broke leaving 1/3 cork at top of bottle neck. I tried to reinsert the waiters cork screw, not forcibly. To my surprise cork got sucked down and made a champagne popping sound. I doubt I created enough vacuum with cork extraction to do this. Wine was a bit too extracted and heavy compared to other wines from RM, especially with 15 years of age.
The wine was 58f from my cellar. I didn’t care about retrieving the cork. Just before this I opened an 2005 ROAR Pisoni which had a high VA level, down the drain it went. I wanted an older pinot, thus the 2006 RM. Initial taste I thought was VA again! This blew off, but wine was too big and not what I wanted. Usual RM perfumed jammy delights, med weight. Drinkable, but thats it.