| Wine Advocate 94 points (Jun 2014)
The 2012 Merlot, which was already in bottle at the time of this tasting, offers an elegant, yet sexy style, with gorgeous black raspberry and creme de cassis fruit, toast, dried spices and licorice, with hints of background tobacco and green herbs, all emerging from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, plump, pure and layered, with a fabulous texture and a big finish, it’s a beautiful wine to drink over the coming decade or more.
Wine Spectator 93 points (Aug 13 2014)
Has terrific presence, offering blueberry, currant and spice notes that arch beautifully on the long finish, wrapped in gentle tannins. Best from 2015 through 2020.H.S.