"(includes bits of cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and syrah; no oak): Bright purple. Blackberry, plum and peppery spice aromas exhibit good vibrancy and power. Firm cherry and dark berry flavors are subtly accented by a peppery nuance, picking up a hint of licorice with air. A candied plum note lingers on the warm finish, which is firmed by gentle tannins"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 87 pts