A fresh and focused red with cherry, balsamic and floral character. Medium to full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Clean. Drink now.
92 points, James Suckling (Mar 2019)
Bright red-ruby. Perfumed but restrained aromas of blackberry and licorice. Concentrated and fine-grained but youthfully tight, conveying a subtle touch of sweetness and an element of savory minerality. Finishes tactile and seriously long. Already a striking value, this Malbec may yet develop more complexity with another year or two of bottle aging. (fermented with 50% whole clusters in open-top barrels)
91 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2019)
Elegant, with hot stone notes accenting the pure-tasting dried red fruit flavors. Details of underbrush emerge on the focused finish, showing some tarry hints. Drink now through 2024. 1,900 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.
90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019)