The 2011 vintage had a tart cherry and cranberry nose and was earthy with a long finish. It's said to have been Plato's favorite varietal. The last offering of this group was the 2005 Chateau Porto Carras, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Limnio.
Carol brought seasoned steamed artichoke hearts in olive oil and it was a great match. So was Laura's moussaka and Hilarie's grilled chicken. Assyrtiko is a unique varietal. I can't think of anything to compare it to.