WE 91 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Aged in just 33% new French oak, the fruit is front and center, with notes of fresh raspberries, medicine cabinet and dustings of spice. The flavors are luscious, fruit-filled and precise, with firm tannins and tart acids providing the frame.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2011 Merlot Reserve incorporates a splash of Malbec and spent 20 months in 33% new French oak. Offering lively berry and plum fruits, hints of flowers, licorice and spice, this medium-bodied, juicy and forward red is well- made and offer plenty of up-front appeal. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years.
According to Wine Spectator - Taut and focused, with a green bean edge to the dark berry and chocolate flavors, finishing with a velvety texture. Best after 2015.
Tasting Notes - A well-structured, fruit-driven style, with ambitious toasty fig combined with layered blackberry, black currant, and plum notes. The long finish flashes a soft hint of vanilla oak notes. 98% Merlot, 2% Malbec.14.8% ABV.