Confession: When I read the question, I was expecting options more on the line of:
A - all carefully organized, alphabetically by variety and vintage; also stored in temperature/humidity controlled conditions
B - mostly stored as above in temperature/humidity controlled conditions; some stored in boxes at home, moderately controlled conditions
C - mostly stored on racks in home, as controlled as possible and attempted organization by variety and vintage
D - at home, on racks, no real organization
E - You do NOT want to see what my “guest bedroom” looks like
@kawichris650 I’m a combo of Part of C, D, E and “Holy /@$! Where did all this wine come from?”. I’d be happy if I had a wine respawn problem, would be less concerned about drinking some or all of these Wellingtons!
It really depends on the variatels…some - think Cabernet Sauvignon and blends in which it predominates - need at least a decade, or perhaps 2 for top wines, before they’re really mature and at their best. Other varietals are ready to drink sooner…some of those can age, but can also be enjoyed throughout a long life.