Silverdale, WA 14.3% alc. (Purchased on 11/16/13)
Poured opaque, deep, dark purple/ruby. Nose shows almost no fruit; it’s sulfur, which blows off to barnyardy brettanomyces and, after an hour or so, some tar and earth. In the mouth it’s more of the same: brett, earth, a fair dose of tannin, bitter, tarry flavors and maybe a smidgen of black raspberry and dark plum. Somewhat drying finish. Has decent body and acidity, but I suspect it’s had better days…about four or five years ago. It’s not completely disgusting, but it’s not for me…and with all the weird flavors, it was not a very good food wine.
Bought this before reading our reader comments here, but I concur with wineoracle and mereimage. And at the GO price here in WA of $6.99, it’s definitely not a good value.