While sitting at Occidental in San Francisco, I fired up an Ambos Mundos (made by the same people who make Tatuaje) and had asked Jack for a robust wine to defend against the cold wind. The wine he and another guy suggested was the RDLR 2002 Syrah.
First off, to get a bottle this old and have it still be drinkable AND at a reasonable price is amazing. (Buy from WineBuys.com) 750 ml for $16.50 from Wine Buys.com site.
Second, the notes were solid. Dark Purple in color. Flowing berry flavors with a light mouthfeel that suggested softening of the typical California Syrah elements to help create a wine with a medium finish.
The wine might not hold up another few years, but it’s certainly one worth drinking.
Hell, it even help up as a nice followup for the Hoyo De Tradicion and Elmer T Lee bourbon I had just beforehand.