We opened this bottle with a special dinner my wife had prepared and we were both deeply disappointed. I have drunk better wines costing less that a fourth of the cost of this one. In addition to all else we found it harsh.
We had this wine with a pasta and pesto sauce. It stood up; more than that, it flourished. This will be good sipping or with most hearty foods. For the combination of taste and price, this is one of the best. I just ordered several more bottles.