Wine Spectator 88 points - Firm in texture, with more soy sauce than fruit in the flavor profile, finishing with fine tannins and moderate intensity. A savory style that needs time in the cellar to come together. Best after 2017. 14,874 cases made.
(Aug 31 2015)
Vinous 90 points - Opaque ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violet, licorice and mocha, with a subtle peppery nuance adding vivacity. Plush, broad and open-knit, offering sweet blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. The smoke and floral qualities repeat on a long, sappy finish framed by even tannins.