There's another interesting sidenote to the bottle of Eberle Syrah. Maybe we should just call it Eberle's red wine because it bears no resemblance to syrah of any kind, from anywhere.
When I drew the cork on this bottle, this is what I saw. A hard, crusty substance stuck on the cork. The first time I've seen something like this - although not off-putting, it raises some questions about how the wine was stored.
Although at least I should be happy that they're not filtering these wines before bottling.
Oh, and by the way...composite corks? Get serious, and use either natural cork or Stelvin. If you aren't going to treat your wines seriously, then we won't either.