88pts Wine Enthusiast
The aromas provide notes of fresh bell pepper along with herbs, cherry and dark chocolate. Smooth-feeling pit fruit and herb flavors follow. Chocolate notes linger on the finish. SEAN P. SULLIVAN
The color is ruby, with a hint of garnet with aromas of cherry, vanilla, baking spices (cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg), and graphite.On the palate, flavors of cherry cola, blackberry, blueberry, and tobacco and lots of acid at the beginning. Soft silky mid-palate. Elegant tannins on the finish.