Pindar Vineyards (on the North Fork of Long Island, New York) produces a Bordeaux style blend, or as the label says a Meritage, combining all the the classic grapes of Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot listed on the label by percentages. This might lead one to expect a big wine that would age well. Apparently, not so. When we first had a bottle of 2000 Pindar Mythology two years ago it was quite beautiful, smooth, and velvety and it even vaguely resembled the "100 point" winner 2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet. Alas, a more recent bottle had a medium claret color with no brown edges and a great complex nose of violets, lilacs, mushrooms and toast, but in the mouth the fruit had faded leaving a residue of acid and tannin so typical of a wine that is too old. Old at seven years? It certainly didn't last anywhere near as long as the long-lived Greek poet Pindar who might have sung it's praises for winning the battle, only to find that it had lost the war. Mission accomplished? Lenndevours - this is your bailiwick, what do you think?