90 points - "Lighter in color, this blend of Conner Lee, Red Mountain Vineyard and Elephant Mountain fruit has aromas of freshly brewed coffee, dark chocolate, toasty barrel spices and red fruit, with the barrel notes taking the lead. It's silky-soft in feel, with generous raspberry flavors that show a pleasing sense of balance, all backed by a light squeeze of tannins." Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
89 points – "Lithe and generous, this is deftly balanced to let the dark cherry, licorice and spice flavors bounce easily into a lively finish. Shows presence and directness. Drink now through 2017" Wine Spectator
Deep ruby red-black color, clear. Ripe rich fruit with showy inviting oak aromas. Ripe pure fruit flavors refreshingly clean. Long lasting fresh fruit and oak are framed by smooth tannins. Built for a wide menu, this wine drinks invitingly well now.