"(aged for a year in new and used French and American oak barrels): Bright violet color. Smoke-accented cassis, cherry and potpourri aromas are complicated by hints of cola and peppery spices. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering lively dark berry and licorice pastille flavors and a bracing jolt of cracked pepper. This energetic wine finishes with silky tannins and echoes of fresh boysenberry and plum. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (March 2016), 89 pts