There are some great wines that mature gracefully with age. Some do not. I popped this bottle with hopes that time would have been kind to this syrah – after all, syrah frequently has the raw materials for great aging. I immediately noticed that the color wasn’t quite what I was expecting – what it probably once was. I did capture the aromas of a deep cherry, melded to oak. It wasn’t bad. I tasted and found very deep, jammy flavors of black fruit, and just a little bit of spice, but sadly, past its prime. This bottle contained a lesson far more important than the wine. Not every wine, or moment, should be saved for later. Some wines should be drunk in the moment.