93 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013
Bright yellow Knockout fruit-driven nose combines peach, quince and tangerine. Suave and fine-grained, displaying impressive intensity to its soft citrus and peach flavors. Lovely balance and perfume here. Silky, energetic and quite long, with the ripe peach flavor complicated by a touch of vanillin oak on the palate-saturating finish. This was bottled two days before my visit but I never would have guessed!
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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