|2010: 89 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: " Deep ruby. A wild, pungent bouquet evokes dried cherry, tobacco and rose, with smoked meat and musky earth notes adding complexity. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering bitter cherry and game flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Finishes with good energy and length, leaving smoke and cherry notes behind. Distinctly old-school in character and drinking well now."
2010: 88 Points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast: "Roasted plum, baked berry and jammy aromas canít be missed, but itís structured and not at all soft in the mouth, with wild berry, cherry and boysenberry flavors. It really pours on the fruit, ending fresh with no nonsense."