Wine Spectator 90 points - "This red starts out smooth, evoking black cherry, plum and tobacco flavors. The dense tannins emerge midpalate and elements of new oak grace the finish, leaving accents of vanilla and toast. A harmonious wine. Drink now through 2020. 17,000 cases made."
"A dense, muscular red, displaying concentrated cherry, plum and earth flavors. This is also supple in texture, with underlying dusty tannins. Very suave and long." 92 Points - Wine Spectator