wow. i have had this before and i just opened a bottle of the '03 from the 2007 wine festival. earthy nose. hints of cedar, vanilla, and deep floral notes. tastes of cassis and dried blackberry, dark chocolate and mocha. soft tannins and a chewy mouth feel, with a beautiful, long finish. this wine opens up as it has more time to breathe. then the licorice flavors start to kick in, adding to the beauty of this wine. excellent syrah which i highly recommend. priced anywhere from $15-30 depending on where you buy, this is an excellent red that pairs well with grilled meats.