"(aged in 60% American and 40% French oak for four months): Bright purple. Dark berries, violet and peppery spices on the pungent nose. Fleshy blackberry and cherry compote flavors show good energy and focus, with a hint of cola coming up with air. Silky tannins add grip to the finish, with the blackberry and floral notes strongly echoing. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 90 pts