Wine Spectator, June 30, 2013
"Rich and Bordeaux-like, with well-defined cedar, cigar box, tobacco leaf and dried currant flavors joining loamy earth, sage and underbrush. Ends with firm, chewy tannins. Best to cellar short-term. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2025."
"Dark and juicy with concentrated black plum, spice and tangy acidity; rich, smooth and complex with lovely flavors and depth. 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot."
Appearance: Deep Ruby
Aromas: Vibrant aromas of dark brambly berry, blackberry, and cherry with bay leaf, sage, and toasty oak layers on the nose, highlighted by notes of cassis and tobacco. Intense and complex.
Flavors: Rich and powerful with enticing flavors of currant, cassis, bay leaf, and tobacco entwined in this concentrated wine. The intensity of this mountain fruit shows as flavors of bay leaf and spice, with dark ripe plums rounding out the lingering finish.