I really wanted to like this wine -- a Sirah that is earth friendly (I go organic whenever I can) and domestic (support the USA, particularly in the current crisis) - but I just can't get there. Its a bit harsh/tart - and somewhat light (ie not as peppery as I hoped). Its a very nice wine, but there are much better alternatives out there for this price (Peter Lehmann 2006 Shiraz leaps to mind). If I could give half-star ratings, this would be 2.5 - but choosing between 2 and 3 . . . its definitely a 3.