Wine Spectator 90 points - A firm and crisp red, with chewy tannins, featuring plenty of dark berry and currant flavors and a hint of sassafras. Delivers a long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2018. 200 cases imported.-HS
(Aug 31 2013)
Vinous 92 points - Bright ruby. Red fruit liqueur, pipe tobacco and mint on the highly perfumed nose. Offers sweet redcurrant and cherry flavors that pick up spiciness and smokiness with air. Pliant, focused and energetic on the finish, with good cut and lasting notes of mocha and candied rose.
Wine Advocate 90 points - Deep garnet in color, the 2009 Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon reveals notes of ripe black currants and blackberries with underlying bay leaf, damp soil, cedar and smoked meat hints. Medium-bodied with muscular and savory fruit, it is supported by a very crisp acid line and medium levels of chewy tannins before finishing with good length. Drink it now to 2019+. (Aug 2013)