89 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2009
($30) Deep red. Powerful scents of cherry and dark berries, with hints of tobacco and smoked meat. Weighty dark berry flavors coat the palate and are firmed by dusty tannins. Richer than the Tobiano bottling, but missing that wine's energy and suavity. Finishes with a strong echo of bitter cherry and very good cling.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
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