"Offers richness, depth, complexity and a supple texture, with earthy currant, herb, cola and cherry-berry jam flavors. Ends with earthy tannins. Drink now through 2012."
- Wine Spectator (Nov 2011)
"Inky ruby. Pungent scents of redcurrant, dried cherry and tobacco, with a hint of peppery herbs. A spicy, somewhat strict midweight that offers firm red berry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of smokiness. Sweeter on the finish, which leaves raspberry and cherry pit notes behind. Give this some air."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (May/June 2011)