Wine Spectator 92 points - Firm, focused and deft in balance, letting its tarry blackberry and dried cherry flavors ride on refined tannins, with a welcome lift of acidity on the finish, which persists impressively. Best from 2013 through 2020. 200 cases imported.-HS
(Jul 31 2012)
Vinous 93 points - Opaque purple. A wild bouquet of candied black and blue fruits, violet and incense. Heady and alluringly sweet, offering intense boysenberry and cherry flavors that show a velvety texture and stain the palate. Floral and spicecake notes linger on an impressively long and seamless finish.