|2010: 90 Points - Ian d'Agata, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Ruby-red. Blackberry and licorice aromas are lifted by intense lavender, peony and clove notes. Juicy, tight and dry, displaying a delicate red plum character with aeration. Not a fleshy style but nicely vibrant. Finishes with mounting tannins that avoid dryness. This serious, well-made wine needs food--or time in the bottle."