"(fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for five months in used American oak barrels): Bright purple. Smoky dark berries and cherry on the nose, with notes of coconut and mocha adding complexity. Fleshy and seamless in texture, offering sweet blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes smooth and broad, with easygoing tannins and good length."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 89 pts