"(raised for a year in new and used French oak barrels): Saturated ruby. Aromas of cherry liqueur, blackcurrant and licorice, with a peppery element adding lift. Broad, fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering juicy black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors plus a touch of succulent herbs. Closes smooth and spicy, with good cling and round tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (March 2016), 89 pts