|2008: 90-93 Points - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Alonso del Yerro, also tasted from a barrel sample, is first-class. It is not quite as seamless as the 2009 but is loaded with succulent fruit. "
2008: 90 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Bright ruby. Energetic redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by cured tobacco and smoky mineral nuances. Juicy and pliant, with deep but lively cherry and bitter chocolate flavors, silky tannins and a late note of licorice. Tannins gain strength on the finish but harmonize nicely with the zesty fruit, which lingers with very good tenacity."
2008: 88 Points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast: "Full, beefy and leathery smelling, with muscular black fruit aromas resting below the surface. Integrated and layered on the palate, with earthy flavors of roasted berry and leather. Turns tight and tough on the finish, where tannic bite offsets oaky chocolate and vanilla notes. Drink now through 2013. "