"(raised for a year in new and used French and American oak barrels) Lurid ruby. Intense red and dark berry and floral aromas are given spicy lift by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering vibrant black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and floral pastille flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Shows solid thrust and alluring sweetness on the gently tannic finish, which leaves cherry compote and mocha notes behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 92 pts