92pts James Suckling
A solid red with dark chocolate, spice and berry character. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs to soften a bit. Drink in 2019.
91pts Wine Spectator
This sports a lightly steeped core of red and black currant flavors, with flashes of sassafras, red licorice and black tea giving this a seductive bent on the fleshy finish. Drink now through 2024.
Rich warm aromas of cigar box, creamy vanilla and damp earth give way to a lush and generous mouth full of ripe plum and sweet cherries. Well-balanced oak supports a finish of milk chocolate and integrated tannins completing the graceful arc in the mouth.