Concannon Syrah 2004. Livermore Valley, California.
Yipes! I wish I had bought another bottle of Le Grand with my $9. Despite the ritzy pewter label, this syrah falls flat. It's not bad, it just doesn't do much. Medium-bodied, pretty smooth, inoffensive and utterfly forgettable California wine. But a damn sight better than your average Yellow Tail, America. The label suggests pairing it with BBQ or something really spicy. Might as well--your scorched tongue won't be able to taste much, anyway.