| Wine Spectator 96 points (Oct 15 2009)
Shows amazing aromas of blackberry, with hints of vanilla and flowers, along with black licorice and crushed berries. Full-bodied, with wonderfully caressing, ultrafine tannins. Very balanced and long. Best after 2011. 6,170 cases made. --JS
Ranked #5 in Wine Spectator's 2009 Top 100 list.