July 26, 2013 - Aged well. Very good wine for the price
June 29, 2012 - Yuck! Bitter!
August 27, 2011 - Nose of a bordeaux, but a little fruitier. very jammy of dark and red fruits, little bitter on the finish. Little strong but for the price not bad.
March 11, 2011 - Too strong, poor balance, even considering the price.
September 5, 2010 - Still believe this is the best QPR in the industry. Always enjoyable
May 2, 2010 - Based on my personal experience with this wine and the tasting notes from others, I believe this wine has a significant bottle variation problem. This bottle showed terrible balance, smells and flavors. I'm usually good at detecting a corked wine but this did not seem corked. Just tasted like real cheap wine.
A Jekyll vs. Hyde type of experience based on earlier bottles I've had. Makes me want to quit buying all large production wines.
April 27, 2010 - Did not hold up well, dumped half the bottle the next day.
December 31, 2009 - Had with crab on New Year's eve. OK wine for the price.
December 14, 2009 - good cheap wine. nothing special, but not offensive.
November 30, 2009 - I was expecting it to be bad from all the reviews, but it was actually quite tasty for the price. Often wines at this price point can taste like glorified Kool-Aid, but this had enough "stink" and earthiness for me.