"A blend of four clones; from Ciel du Cheval and Ranch at the End of the Road; aged in 45% new oak. Bright dark ruby to the rim. Lovely precise aromas of boysenberry, violet, licorice, bitter chocolate, brown spices and roasted meat. A serious spine of acidity and tannins gives a penetrating quality and superb vinosity to the very intense dark berry and violet flavors. Finishes with big tongue-dusting tannins and outstanding purple-fruit intensity. Still quite youthfully imploded and built for a long life in bottle. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous, (November 2015), 94+ pts