| Wine Spectator 91 points (Nov 30 2005)
A very pale onion-skin hue belies the class and depth in this lovely rose. Cherry, black currant and coffee flavors interplay with the rich texture and soft structure. There's enough acidity to keep it defined from start to finish. Drink now. Score: 91. —Bruce Sanderson, November 30, 2005.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points (Dec 2005)
Quite seductive, with clear widespread appeal. It offers vanilla and peach aromas that draw a smile, while the ripe citrus and apricot flavors are really exact and tasty. Finishes with clever spice notes. Explosive throughout. Will age nicely for several years. Score: 91. —Michael Schachner, December 31, 2005.