|2009: 92 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Vivid ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of candied cherry, blackberry and incense, with a hint of star anise in the background. Juicy and taut on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering sappy red and dark berry flavors that take on weight with air. Finishes with gentle tannins, very good intensity and resonating florality."
2009: 90 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "A rich, rounded, open style, with lushly layered fig sauce, macerated black currant and crushed black cherry fruit all laced with alluring black tea and roasted mesquite notes, which add length and grip on the finish. Accessible now, but should have some staying power too. Drink now through 2016."