92pts Wine Enthusiast
Barrel aromas are at the fore initially, with notes of roasted coffee bean, vanilla, chocolate and char in front of plum and cherry. Plump, juicy fruit and barrel flavors follow, with the tannins providing a pleasing squeeze. Give it additional time in the bottle or decant to see it at its best. Best after 2024.
90pts Wine Spectator
Svelte and well-defined, with currant, black olive and stony mineral accents that build toward fine-grained tannins.
With its classic Cabernet profile, this expressive wine shows layers of dark fruit and espresso, accented by an array of floral notes, including violet, lavender, and crushed roses. With blackberry, cherry, roasted coffee beans, and cassis on the palate, it's framed with fine tannins which carry through to a flavorful finish.