A deft touch of wood frames ripe aromas of black fruit, plum and pungent earth, the latter of which can be found on the rich and relatively full-bodied flavors that possess a generous, indeed even opulent mouth feel on the solidly complex and well-balanced finish. This isn't particularly refined but it's delicious and should reward 5 to 7 years of cellar time.
88-91 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2011)
A graphite edge to the aroma introduces this blackberry- and black currant-infused red, which is fresh, with good grip and stern yet refined tannins on the finish. Best from 2014 through . 375 cases made.
89 points, Wine Spectator (2012)