This was a (perfect)Christmas Gift not being a everyday drinker it was placed in the wine cooler. After 8 months. Wanting something different it was opened. You will not understand the joy to my heart after one glass. Always opening many bottles of wine and just letting them go bad. This was gone in one night. I do think my spouse had one glass. But the rest was for me the best bottle of my life. I am not a WINE SNOB so please understand that this was a joy to find something that a person without knowing can enjoy a fine and cost friendly bottle. I have been looking for it all over. Thank God the label did not wash off in the dish washer. So now I have found it on line. We are green in this house and our friends make wine and use all the bottles. This one they will not get. I will save it for luck.