"(95% tempranillo and 5% cabernet sauvignon; aged in a combination of French and American oak): Bright purple. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, lavender, woodsmoke and mocha, with a spicy nuance adding lift. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering juicy dark berry and floral pastille flavors that pick up energy with aeration. Closes broad, sweet and very long, with lingering smokiness and velvety, harmonious tannins."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 92 pts