Stephen Tanzer (ST): 90
"Bright ruby-red. Expressive, full-blown aromas of black raspberry, currant, licorice, tobacco, woodsmoke, pepper and dill. Dense, sweet and spicy but a bit youthfully folded in on itself; the hints of dill and fresh herbs carry through on the palate. Today I sense a lot of young cabernet character. This intensely flavored wine finishes with good energy and tannins that coat the front teeth."