91 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a huge, flavorful, well-oaked wine that's full in body, intense in color, broad in mouthfeel and shows good complexity to boot. Oak, black pepper and cedar surround a deep blackberry core, while rich, abundant tannins hold everything in their grip. Best through 2025."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tasting Notes: The intense inky black color of this wine catches you from the first pour. It exhibits a rich deep hue with perfect clarity. The senses are tempted by an array of wild blackberries, maple, brown sugar and fresh baked boysenberry pie. The palate is mysterious and seductively filled with bright blackberries, deep dark plums, cassis and dried cranberries, with chewy moderate tannins. The finish is soft and mysterious with a hint of cocoa and black pepper. Think of mom’s homemade black berry cobbler! Enjoy this wine along with a nice grilled steak, baked potato with all the fixings, and good friends. This is a wine that can please now, as well as age out for many years to come.