Wine Enthusiast - 92 PTS - This wine presents an intriguing blend of ripe tomato, dried herbs and Dutch cocoa on the nose, then follows that up with plenty of weight and richness on the palate. It’s a savory rather than fruity version of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a long, nely textured nish. Ready to drink now. Vinous, Josh Raynolds - 91 PTS - Brilliant ruby-red. Deep-pitched, smoke-tinged aromas of black raspberry and cherry, along with hints of licorice and cracked pepper. Broad, supple bitter cherry and dark berry flavors become sweeter with air, showing very good energy and back-end lift. Finishes sweet, smoky and long, with harmonious tannins and an echo of peppery spices. The Tasting Panel - 92 PTS - Silky, elegant and polished with ripe raspberry and spice; juicy, fresh and balanced with style and grace; tangy and complete with excellent depth and refinement. Syrah, Mourvédre, Grenache.