|2009: 87 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby. Dark berries and woodsmoke on the nose. Lush and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and cracked pepper flavors and a touch of tart berry skin. Finishes with good clarity and bite."
2009: 86 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "Straightforward, with good plum cake and black currant notes backed by a lightly firm toast edge on the finish. Drink now."
2009: 86 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast: "This blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah is atypically big and burly in 2009, showing some intense coffee and charcoal notes layered over black cherry fruit. Dusty tannins mark the finish, so serve it alongside fatty meats where the tannins will work in the wine’s favor."