WE 92 IWC 91 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "Though the alcohol is on the high side, this vineyard ripens the fruit well enough to sustain varietal character without the veil of heavy new oak. Here it’s 50% neutral, 50% new, yielding rich strawberry and cherry flavors with a stiff, mineral streak."
According to Stephen Tanzer - "Bright, full red. Dark cherry, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, brown spices and sexy oak on the nose, plus a whiff of tobacco. Supple and juicy on entry, then pliant and seamless in the mid-palate, with sweet red fruit, milk chocolate and nutty oak flavors nicely framed by ripe acidity. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and very good length. This is nicely balanced from the outset, in spite of the high alcohol." 15.6% ABV.