Originally Posted by RedLantern
As someone who just really began buying "ageworthy" wines in the past year or so, I can relate to the struggle. If you're starting with nothing in your cellar, it's inevitable that you're going to jump the gun every now and again!
Understandable. I'm in a similar boat. Been at it since 2013. The biggest portion of my cellar is stocked with 2010 Bordeauxs, Rhones, & Italians, 2012 Napa & Pac NW, and a hodgepodge of other vintages/regions that need more age. I really enjoy my wines with some age to them, so while the inevitable infaticide happens, I try to always have cellar defenders to thwart young kills.
A few areas I've found to be pretty worthy and reasonably priced "Cellar Defenders" are Riojas, Spanish Garnacha, west coast Pinot noirs, some Lower priced tuscan blends.
While I always decant my younger wines, it's usually a 45-90 minute ordeal. Once it goes in my decanter, it is going to be finished that evening.