Vinous 87 points - Brilliant red. Red berries and herbs on the spice-inflected nose and palate. Tangy and focused, showing a slightly tart edge to its red fruit and good back-end cut. Serve this one slightly chilled.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Light and tangy, with a sharp edge to bright raspberry and espresso flavors, finishing with finesse. Good length. Drink now through 2017. 136,581 cases made.-HS
(Feb 28 2015)
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Super sexy and spicy on the nose with aromas of apricots, blueberries, cherries, blood oranges, gingerbread, white pepper, sweet Eastern spices, violets, tea and sweet pipe tobacco. In the mouth, the wine has refreshing acidity with silky tannins and rich flavors mirroring the aromatics