"This smoky wine already shows a fine balance between oak, spice and bright red fruit. It's structured to age but is also attractive now; its juicy berry flavors show easily through the tannins. Drink from 2019. - Roger Voss"
"From the gravel and clay site near Cadillac, this blend of Merlot (60percent) with cabernets Sauvignon and Franc is delicate and sophisticated, with a pretty line of strawberry-scented fruit. Fresh and zesty, it will add some lift to braised rabbit."
"The real steal here is the 2009 Cotes de Bordeaux red, a blend of two-thirds Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. A deep ruby/plum color is followed by sweet black currant, licorice, camphor and forest floor aromas. Medium-bodied with copious fruit and soft tannins, it is ideal for drinking over the next several years. "
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts + BEST BUY
"Warm and rich, the wine from vineyards on the slopes above Cadillac have the structure of the vintage along with the ripe, blackberry fruits. It is already attractive to drink, and will continue to age nicely over the medium term."