I read about the 2002 Rock Rabbit Syrah in Michael Franz's wine column in this morning's Post food section. A couple of hours later, I was at the Rodman's in White Flint, and saw it there for $12.99--ok the article was about $12 and under rec's--and decided to buy one despite the extra 99 cents. I haven't seen it anywhere else--don't know whether the DC Rodman's has it. If so, it undoubtedly costs less there. I decided to break my rule about never buying wine in MoCo, and I'm glad I did. It was out on the table, so we popped it for dinner with charcoal grilled Sunnyside flat iron steaks. Franz got blackberry and plum, where we tasted black cherry and spice and a touch of leather. After it had been open for a couple of hours, the nose and mid-palate opened up to include plum and vanilla. Nicely balanced vis a vis tannin, acid and fruit, especially after some air. Really good juice!
By the way, the White Flint Rodman's also had DeCecco Pasta for $1.19 and 10 pounds of Tilda Basmati (unquestionably the best-tasting basmati of all) for $7.99.