Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - Shrouded in black plums, the aromas are dark and fruity. Lusciously soft in the mouth, warm berries are coated in a layer of vanilla cream and lightly toasted marshmallow. A chocolate dust covers the tongue on the dry yet aromatic finish. (Jun 2016)
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - This is a dense and heavy take on the grape, but done with style, showing vanilla cookie, clove and deep anise spice atop the black cherry core. Gingerbread, red cinnamon and Christmas spice liven up the baked red-plum fruit of the palate, laced with rich oak flavorings. It’s not a dainty wine, but it’s certainly delicious.