Original 1999 Reserve bottling had a clear label with gold and red. It bore the notation: "Prestigious Red Dinner Wine". Back label was "signed" by then Winemaker Tom Lane. The wine label shown here may have been for a Trader Joe's marketing effort? Original wine was rich, plummy and vigorous - - even as recently as two weeks ago. A little bottle-stink blew off to reveal a stunningly integrated and complete Petite. Am guessing there may have been several bottlings from different barrels. The 99's I've tasted have been bell ringers.
Not as bad as others rated, but disappointing given what I paid. Bought at the winery for considerably more than the TJ price (not sure what I was thinking, seems like I must have tasted a different wine?). Nice rich mouthfeel, some fruit, but nothing special. And yes, a bit of iodine lurking in the background. Would have been a good value from Trader Joe's.