This wine is one of my long-time $5.99 favorites from Trader Joe's. I loved the 2001 and the 2004. I've had my ups and downs with the 2005 but finally decided that it had gone into a shell for awhile. If you have any of the 2005 in your cellar, give it a few months or open it a few hours ahead of time.
As for the 2007, I have not a shred of ambivalence. This is the best I've tasted from this Valreas cooperative. It's a very deep crimson; looks young and promising. The nose is bursting with ripe berries at the moment but there is still a depth and seriousness with spices, garrigue and a slight hint of pepper that will undoubtedly come out stronger as the wine ages. The wine has substance and depth plus significant tannins that get buried under the youthful fruit scents on the first night. The finish offers a touch of spice and a ton of promise. This 2007 is a beauty for drinking now and has plenty of room to grow. I'm heading back to Trader Joe's tomorrow and plan to pick up some more, assuming it's still around.