"(aged in new American oak barrels for 20 months): Vivid purple. Ripe, spice-tinged black and blue fruits, mocha, vanilla and toasty oak on the assertively perfumed nose. Lush, velvety and expansive, with bright acidity adding lift to deeply concentrated cassis, blueberry and spicecake flavors. Closes sappy, smooth and very long, with excellent focus, supple tannins and lingering smokiness. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (March 2016), 93 pts