With intense blackberry, chipped cedar, light vanilla, crushed rocks and ample oak on the nose, this bottling is a full package for a fair price. The full-throttle palate packs blackberry jam and toast flavors alongside lively enough acidity.
91 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast (Aug 2020)
Opaque garnet. Spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas, along with hints of woodsmoke, succulent herbs and cracked pepper. Supple and broad on the palate, offering red berry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Smooth, even tannins add gentle grip to a clinging finish that shows very good clarity and repeating spiciness.
90 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Dec 2020)