Still very primal, but enticing, with sappy raspberry, sweet spice, melted licorice and linzer torte notes that have yet to stretch out fully. There's racy acidity as well, so this should knit nicely.
90-93 points, Wine Spectator (2011)
A pleasant, fruity blend dominated by Merlot, this wine has good concentration, an attractive texture, subtle oak and a nice, earthy, red and black fruit tasting spectrum. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
85 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)