You mention you got a bad bottle. Trust me, if you've ever had wine before, you'll know if the bottle you got is good or not. I actually got the 2005 at a store near me for around sixteen bucks. It is fruity, but I also taste some licorice and dark cherry flavors. Totally worth another try if you got a bad bottle. Someone once told me that 1 in 10 bottles is bad. I haven't had that bad of luck, thankfully.
awesome wine...awesome value!
Highly recommended and I will be buying again. Perfect year round - light but full bodied. Great alone or with cheese and/or meals.
What a burst of flavor. The finish just won't quit. Lot's of berry flavor.
Big & Bold
Beef > Herbs, Cheese > Semi-Firm
I enjoyed this wine. I believe this is one of the best bargains out there. One of the best Syrahs I have had under $20. I am 90 on this effort.
Smooth and very nice. The nose is balanced fruit and wood tones. The smoothness continues on the palate. Holds up well with cheese and lighter styles of beef. The bottle I received was stoppered with cork, not screw cap as indicated.
I must have received a bad bottle. I got corky, musty-moldy aromas. The wine had a strong sour-bitter aftertaste with much astringency. Unacceptable. I would have sent it back at a restaurant.