93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(100% cabernet sauvignon, from fruit grown at 2,400 feet): Bright medium ruby. Vibrant aromas of cassis, black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate are lifted by a piquant note of orange peel. Juicy, perfumed and penetrating, with lovely definition and energy to its pure dark fruit flavors. Finishes with dusty, broad tannins and a hint of youthful austerity. A splendid showing, but lay it down.
92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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