So, we picked up a bottle of 2007 Opera Prima Merlot based solely on the bottle.... I thought it was pretty. This isn't exactly what it looked like, but close enough.... picture a big '07 instead of the '08 and well, that's pretty much what it looked like.
I opened it while I waited for Mr Big Dubya to come home from work, I poured a glass and began to sip...... it was acidic -- not very pleasing.
Let it breath, I told myself -- maybe this is one that will benefit from some breathing.
So I set my glass down and resumed yelling at my children.
Mr Big Dubya arrived home and poured himself a glass. Unremarkable and pedestrian is how he described it -- bland, slightly acidic but more so just blah.
We finished the bottle, but weren't wishing we had picked up another -- and probably wouldn't bother getting it again.