I was cleaning the cellar and noticed this wine that I purchased back in 2003 for $12.99. I tried it when I got home that day and found it to be too bitter and tannic.
So over the years I kept skipping over it as I selected wines to drink. So today I decided to popped the cork with the expectation that I would pour it down the drain.
Well to my surprise, I noticed this wine still had a dark purple color as I poured a glass. Intrigued I took a long sniff and was blown away by the fruit aromas.
My first sip overwhelmed me with young ripe berries and creamy oak flavors. This was followed by a long velvety finish.
I am glad I decided not to skip over this little gem, as it brightened an otherwise grey cold day.