91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2008
($35) Full, bright medium ruby. Deep nose offers black raspberry, cassis, tar and licorice, plus a subtle floral nuance. Sweet and lush in the mouth, with deep flavors of dark berries and dark chocolate complemented by sexy oak. A fleshy, rather powerful style but harmonious and fine-grained. Quite young but already suave. Finishes lively and long, with solid structure for aging. This shows a bit more definition and verve than the Marchiori Vineyard bottling.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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