"Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish. Solid and balanced, with pretty tannins. A polished young wine.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points "
"This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades."
The Wine Advocate
"Firmly dry wine, solid with many firm, wood-derived tannins. It gives bitter coffee and cranberry juice flavors, but also manages to retain freshness.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points "