|2010: 91 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Glass-staining purple. Lively, faintly medicinal aromas of cherry, blueberry and licorice, plus hints of smoky herbs and flowers. Juicy and expansive, offering sweet, deeply pitched bitter cherry and dark berry flavors supported by a taut spine of acidity and fine-grained tannins. Finishes with powerful spicy thrust and suggestions of candied flowers and woodsmoke. This could pass for a northern Rhone wine, and a really good one at that. "
2010: 90 Points - Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator: "This rich red is brimming with raspberry jam, chocolate, licorice and wild herb flavors. Firm tannins are well-integrated and buoyed by orange peel acidity. A lively modern style. "
2010: 87 Points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast: "Floral, with berry aromas, itís also quite charred and oaky, with mocha. It feels weighty despite displaying prickly acidity, and thereís a resiny feel to the palate as well. The flavors of baking spice, chocolate and blackberry run aside barrel-driven flavors. This is a big, oaky Garnacha."