Boasting luscious plum and ripe berry flavors this wine does not hold up to its label. It’s almost as if this after taste happens at the beginning; BEFORE I even taste the wine. My sense of smell picks up the rancid bite and I make a face even before I try the wine. It’s terrible at the beginning and then mellows off. I can’t pick up on any of the flavors becuase of acidity of the wine. I wouldn’t go as far to say the wine had gone bad but with a 2005 date it could be on it’s last legs. This wine was brought to a dinner party and the person who brought it forgot to take of the DISCOUNT sticker on the wine (it cost $5). After researching more recent years 2008 and 2009 it appears they are all priced around $5. I had to to cut the wine with some Ginger Ale. The sweetness from the Ginger Ale made the wine tolerable enough to drink (hate wasting it). I do think the rest of the bottle will need to down the drain. Maybe I’ll pick up a “newer” bottle of Papio some time in the future but I’m going to need awhile to get over this experience.