Wine Spectator 88 points - This red is smooth and generous, with black cherry, plum, anise and tobacco flavors. Features light tannins and gentle acidity, but stays light-footed and fresh through the finish. Drink now through 2015. 12,500 cases made.-TM
(Dec 31 2012)
Vinous 88 points - Bright violet. Aromas of redcurrant and cherry, lifted by a floral topnote and a hint of cracked pepper. Light in body and tangy, with good cut and lift to the bitter cherry and red- and blackcurrant flavors. This racy, precise wine finishes with good cling and length.