"Pure flavors of black cherry and black currant are shaded by smoke and spice accents, here. Burly tannins add grip and structure, yet ail the components are in the right place. Shows fine length."
92 points - Wine Spectator
"This too is very deeply hued. A discreet application of wood sets of the slightly more elegant aromas of black cherry, raspberry and violet. The medium weight flavors possess a bit more mid-palate stuffing as well as noticeably more minerality on the delicious, balanced and lingering finish that is firmer still."
89 ~ 91 points - Allen Meadows' Burghound