Reviews 90 points Wine Advocate "...offers a deep ruby/purple color, a sweet nose of roasted black-raspberry fruit, saddle leather, ground beef, and damp earth. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied, with a velvety texture, excellent to outstanding concentration, and a long, sweet, round finish. (RP)" 97 points John Gilman "The young and beautifully complex nose soars from the glass in a magical melange of cassis, black pepper, smoked meats, stony soil tones, black raspberries and a smoky topnote redolent of bonfires. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a very stony signature of soil, firm, ripe tannins and a very, very long, poised and youthful finish that still shows just a bit of its youthful stemminess. (JG)"