Oreana Project Happiness Syrah

by Renee on October 12, 2011

Oreana Project Happiness Syrah

Have you ever needed a smile? I have lately. This past week has been a difficult one. In the midst of dealing with painful and sad events, a friend gave me some smiles. One of those smiles came on a bottle of wine. Every one of the smiles helped brighten the days.

Oreana Project Happiness Syrah (actually pROjECt hApPine$S SYRah on the back of the bottle) has only a smiley face on the front of the bottle. It stands out and grabs your attention. Unfortunately, the Syrah on the inside does not. It has a flat, almost sour taste, and none of the typical characteristics of a Syrah. Then again, it is a bargain wine sold for about $6 at Trader Joes. Expectations cannot be too high for a wine at such a low price. I can only hope future vintages will improve. The vintage of this particular one is unknown because I could not find it printed on the bottle.

Have you been disappointed in a wine recently? If so, did you purchase it based on the label? Or other reasons? Comment below and share your wine letdown. Recommendations for a good Syrah is welcome also. Cheers!

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Terry B Gardner (@tbgdesign) October 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

yeah…I kind of suspected the bottle would be the best part of that wine.


Renee October 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

Fun bottle though. Just wish the wine followed through with the happiness. It would be a great one for a gift basket.


The Sediment Blog October 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

So the label should really be… :(

The Sediment Blog


Renee October 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Probably, but I’m sure a sad face would not sell as much as the smiley face does.


amy @ fearless homemaker October 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

bummer that the wine wasn’t as good as the label. i say, keep the bottle + use it as a bud vase. or just leave it on a counter to remind you of the great friends you have that want to send smiles your way. =) then go out + get yourself some tastier wine! =)


Renee October 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

It is such a cute bottle. I certainly appreciate good friends and the smiles I get from them.


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