We had bought a bottle of this previously, and not so long ago, but perhaps it was a different vintage. Or perhaps it was the fact that we drank several bottles (over a period of days, of course!) of a very nice Clos du Val Merlot before drinking a new bottle of this. In any case, if I hadn't paid for the bottle I would have poured it down the sink. Raw, raw, raw. I have liked Rancho Zabaco's various "Dancing Bull" varieties, but will never drink this one again.