The label above upsets me. It is sloppy and thoughtless. A surplus of old labels inspired this winery to print a conspicuous black rectangle over last year's vintage; the new vintage is forced into the remaining negative space. Wine bottles should be recycled; their labels should not.

The folks behind this label are lazy. I have seen this redacting, as well as the use of vintage-concealing stickers, perpetrated too often. It is as if an expiration date were crossed out and rewritten; it looks like a mistake has been made. It conveys cheapness and ineptitude, which is a shame given that the wine is rather tasty. A label should be an invitation to the pleasures of a wine, or at the very least inoffensive.