Intense, bold aromas of cherry and raspberry abound. Full-bodied and persistent with smoky, spicy, and earthy flavors. Ripe, sweet tannins and ample acidity finish off this wine.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Well-toned, yet shows ample flesh to its juicy cherry, currant and tobacco flavors. The tannins are dense, leaving a tactile sensation on the gums. Shows fine length, with an aftertaste of spice and tobacco. Drink now through 2023. 3,000 cases made.-BS
(Oct 15 2013)
OTH 93 points - Very aromatic with currants and flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a beautiful fruit intensity on the finish. Bright finish. Drink now or hold.
OTH 91 points - Deep, bright red. Superripe aromas of red fruits, truffle and mocha. Sweeter and mellower than the 2011 on entry, showing good lift and freshness to the flavors of red cherry, menthol and licorice. Then more closed and austere on the energetic back end, which shows serious tannins and good flinty lift. -- Ian D’Agata (Dec15 5/20)