There was a new shipment of wine from Michel Schlumberger in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, California. One of the wines was the 2008 Faux Pas red wine, a mixture of equal parts cabernet sauvignon and syrah. With apologies to the 70's group the Eagles this wine was a Victim of Love, a song from their Hotel California album. It was a victim because it had to share it's time and space and food with the Clarnedon Hills Astralis discussed below, and that was a wine I loved.
It's unfair to make a comparison and very unfair to even attempt to judge Faux Pas since this was certainly not a level playing field. Nevertheless we did manage to drink about half the bottle. There is more of this wine so I'll let it rest for a few months and try it again. Judgement reserved.