phenom.jpgThe name says it all – Phenom.

A too-good-to-be-only-$4.99 wine.

Phenom – 2006 Napa Valley Syrah (at least that’s what it says on the label). Deep purple black in hue, this “isolated 400 case production” is loaded with tannins, dark berries and a cedar finish.

That phrase – “isolated 400 case production” – leads one to suspect that this ‘phenomenal’ bargain ($4.99!) is a clear case of surplus grapes looking for a good home. We, you and I dear reader, are the beneficiaries of nature’s glut. Even for a hefty alcohol wine (14.7%) it shows no vapidity. The structure hangs tight and offers enough fruit, spice and yes, even grip, to partner whatever you’ve got going on. Except maybe scallops.

Thank you Wally Goldfrank (one discerning bargain-hunter) for this outstanding tip. At Shoppers Corner.

I did say $4.99 a bottle. The deal of this, or any other recession.

Get on over to Shoppers and load up! I may have left you a few bottles….