94 points Wine Spectator
"Dense and muscular, yet graceful, this red balances ripe blackberry and cassis flavors with savory black olive, bitter chocolate and mineral notes. The firm tannins are well-integrated, and lively acidity keeps this fresh through the spicy and floral finish. Drink now through 2028. 420 cases made." *Highly Recommended*
93 points Wine Enthusiast
"This wine's blackberry and cherry aromas are dark and ripe, with leathery complexity. It's full and balanced, with tannins that are just edgy enough to lend structure to the baked berry, chocolate and meat flavors. The long finish is laced with earthy notes and bold acidity. Drink through 2029. (MS)"
92 points James Suckling
"A rich and together red with blackberries, chocolate and hints of bark on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold."
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The regular red 2014 Valderiz is a blend of grapes from six different plots planted with Tempranillo and as with all the old vineyards in the zone, some white Albillo. It fermented with natural yeasts and matured in oak barrels and some larger foudres for some 20 months. I'm missing here the finesse I was expecting in this wine, which felt a little too ripe and came through as warm and quite dense with very ripe flavors and a finish where the alcohol is slightly noticeable. Riper than what I like, but still pretty good in its style."