Vinous 90 points - Bright ruby-red. Smoky cherry and floral scents are complicated by notes of licorice, cola and mocha. Fleshy and broad on entry, then more taut in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and lavender pastille flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Shows an appealingly sweet quality on the finish, which lingers with very good, spicy tenacity.
Wine Enthusiast 89 points - Brisk, citrusy acidity acts as a lever to the raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, lifting them to bright zestiness. The wine is a vintner’s blend of barrels from across the large vineyard. There’s a jammy directness that makes it instantly tasty, but it’s not an ager. Drink now. (Sep 2013)