"I like the attractive combination of currants and orange peel on the nose and palate. Full body with firm tannins and fresh acidity. A wine with lively tension and bright fruit. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (August 2014), 90 pts
"Glass-staining ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry pit, cassis, pipe tobacco, violet and leather. Sweet and focused in the mouth, offering chewy red and black fruit flavors and a jolt of peppery spices. The spice and dark berry flavors carry through a long, smoky finish, which is shaped by dusty, late-arriving tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
"Fascinating aromas of terracotta, iron and dark berry. Some blueberries too. Full body, firm tannins. Tangy and lively with outstanding fruit and tannin tension. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (July 6th 2015), 92 pts
"This wine's ripe black cherry and cassis aromas include a tobacco note. The palate is forward and a bit aggressive, with chocolaty blackberry and brown sugar flavors with herbal underpinnings. It finishes fruity and bold. - Michael Schachner"
"Youthful purple. Dark berries, cherry liqueur, vanilla and clove on the deeply perfumed nose. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors that turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Picks up a smoky quality with air and finishes long, spicy and smooth; harmonious tannins add shape and gentle grip. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2017), 89 pts
"Earthy, damp berry aromas are a touch rubbery, while a flush, obtuse palate is easygoing. Earthy berry flavors are round, plump and steady through a finish where some acidity finally appears. - Michael Schachner"