|2008: 90 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "Solidly ripe, but stylish, with a whiff of mint running through the red currant, blackberry and tobacco notes. A sanguine edge checks in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2013. "
2008: 90 Points - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast: "Brims with dark fruit notes of mulled boysenberry, cassis and black cherry, all streaked with spicy accents of menthol and black tea leaves. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, but framed by medium tannins. Notes of licorice stick, espresso and roasted cocoa nibs linger through the long close. Drink now–2014."