Reviews 95 points Wine Advocate "This is a beautifully elegant and silky wine with a soft entry of wild berry fruit, lilac and wild rose. The bouquet opens gracefully with a fluid, slow-building intensity that feels silky and delicate to all the senses. It holds back from showing any overt or determined level of power, remaining instead silky and smooth throughout. It treads quietly and softly. (ML)" 93 points John Gilman "The bouquet jumps from the glass in a beautiful blend of red plums, cherries, spit-roasted venison, curry-like spice tones, forest floor, woodsmoke and a lovely melange of both savory and floral aspects in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, chewy and full-bodied, with an excellent core of fruit, striking soil inflection, ripe, firm and chewy tannins, excellent focus and grip and a very long, nascently complex and classic finish. (JG)"