I pulled out a Therapy Vineyards 2006 Freud's Ego, a blend of the Cabernets (Franc and Sauvignon) and some Merlot. The bottle was loaded with volatile acidity (acetone), the fruit was gone and the wine was insipid and boring ... very sad.
So I had to find an alternative ... so I reached for a Juan Gil 2004 Monastrell ... fruit is still red and spicy, palate is much smoother than I remember, but the wine is delicious. Sorry to say I was not a fan of BC today. But with the Olympics in Vancouver a day away I think maybe I have to try again - I'll look into a Sumac Ridge for tomorrow ... 2005 Merlot might be just what the doctor ordered. Cheers.