"The most delicious blend in the tasting was Paumanok’s mature 2007 Assemblage, consisting of merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc. It had a smoky, cocoalike aroma." Howard G. Goldberg, The New York Times, March 23, 2012
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 91
"The Paumanok 2007 Assemblage – Merlot with 22% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc (although in most vintages, this cuvee contains Cabernet Sauvignon) – smells and tastes of ripe blueberry and blackberry tinged with pungent herbs and white pepper. Lean in texture but infectiously juicy and bright as well as palate staining, this concentrated, energetic blend should be worth following for at least a decade..."