Taupe-y hued, looks and tastes older than it is. Soft, cooked cherry fruit with a blueberry edge (but not the heft usually implied by blue fruit) and some cola lie underneath a layer of smoke. Problem is, flavor is all on the front end, and there's virtually no finish. You take that first sip and kind of wait for the next layer on the midpalate to kick in, and are surprised when it doesn't--it just stops somehow. I like and respect Adam Lee's winemaking talents a lot, but this was not a successful bottle.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov