"(aged in new and used French and American oak barrels for a year) Opaque ruby. Pungent, spice-accented aromas of cherry and blueberry are complemented by a smoky mineral nuance and a suave floral element. Pliant dark berry and cherry cola flavors show a hint of refreshing bitterness, and a vanilla note gains intensity as the wine opens up. Closes gently tannic and long, leaving behind notes of spicecake and dark fruit preserves. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 92 pts