W&S 92 WS 91 WE 91 Pts - According to Wine & Spirits - Showing a purple cast of fruit at the outset, this takes a complex turn with a day of air, the flavors exhibiting a leafy savor. Hints of mocha and other oak elements complement its cool Yakima Valley character. Impressive now, it will benefit from some aging; then serve with skirt steak.
According to Wine Spectator - A focused red, with fine tannins underlining the ripe cherry, herb and black olive flavors, coming together harmoniously on the generous, refined finish. Drink now through 2020.
According to Wine Enthusiast - A blend of Red Willow, Mercer, DuBrul, Outlook and Elerding vineyards and aged in just 35% new French oak, this wine is still quite locked up with notes of herbs, plum, high-toned barrel spices and pencil lead. It brings soft, lively blue fruit flavors with the tannins combed to a fine sheen.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Healthy deep red. Aromas and flavors of currant, brown spices and mocha, with some apparent oakiness. Supple, broad and fine-grained, with accessible flavors of currant, spices and black olive. Not hugely deep or complex but essentially an easygoing cabernet with moderate clarity and thrust. Finishes with a fairly firm tannic structure.14.1% ABV.