93 Points and 'Editors Choice' by Wine Enthusiast
"Brawny and lavish with nose-ticklingly spicy aromas of cloves and nutmeg laid across black plum, olallieberry and violets. Baked black plum and black peppercorn are lifted by Christmas spices galore, from allspice to dried ginger. It's an attention grabber."

90 Points by James Laube (Wine Spectator)
"Displays a vivid mix of zesty blueberry and dark berry notes, with touches of cedar, earthy mushroom and dried herb. The elements add up to a complex mix of structured flavors. Drink now."

95 Points by Steve Heimoff
"...concentrated raspberry preserve, chocolate and ultraripe plum flavors, and a caramelly, toasty coating of French oak. A big, intense wine, yet it remains delicate, pure and lilting. Scores high on the deliciousness scale, and benefits from real complexity."

93 Points by The Prince of Pinot
"Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, this wine sports flamboyant aromas of black cherry, spice and tobacco oak, and delicious flavors of perfectly ripened black cherry and black raspberry fruits clothed in fine grain tannins. Generous on the attack, then building in intensity on the palate, and offering an extended finish with deft integration of oak. This wine really stands out."