"This shows the sage and underbrush profile of the vintage, but with a bit more brightness to the fruit, as raspberry and plum coulis flavors emerge from the core. Light graphite, anise and mineral hints streak the finish. Best from 2020 through 2034. 1,900 cases made.—J.M."
- Wine Spectator (November 2018, "rich reds from Napa Valley and Paso Robles"), 91 pts
"Dull garnet black color. Aromas of dried currant, geranium, and terra cotta dust with a velvety, bright, dry full body and a warming, complex, long roasted figs with chocolate glaze, hoisin sauce, and sandalwood finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak. A lovely floral Rutherford Cab with a bountiful bouquet of fruits & spices."
- Beverage testing Institute (August 13th 2018), 92 pts