Stephen Tanzer (ST): 92-94
"Inky ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-vanilla, woodsmoke, olive tapenade and potpourri. Then sappy, energetic and youthfully lithe, with excellent verve to its black and blue fruit compote, violet and candied licorice flavors. This youthfully taut, focused wine finishes very long and vibrant, with firm minerality and lingering dark fruit notes."
Wine Spectator (WS): 94
"A sleek, racy, almost taut style, with red currant, loganberry and pomegranate notes that slowly flesh out, showing more plum and blackberry hints. Then dark ganache and briar take over on the finish and help it expand even more. Should blossom in the cellar. "