91-93 POINTS: Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
91 POINTS: Wine Spectator
90 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
"Vivid ruby. Deep, smoke-accented dark berry and floral pastille scents are sharpened by a note of peppery spice. Smoky and sweet in the mouth, offering concentrated boysenberry and cherry flavors and a hint of candied violet. Shows very good power and energy and finishes with excellent focus and length; velvety, late-arriving tannins add shape. Quite serious for an entry-level bottling; I'd bet on this making a solid cellar candidate."
- Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com