91 points James Suckling: "Intense ripe blackberry and plum cake aromas and flavors in this old vine bottling. Smoothly rendered, ultra-ripe tannins, sweet berry finish. Drink now. (7/24/17)"
90 points Wine Spectator: "[$45 list] Kirsch and currant flavors are ripe and intense in this plush red, while firm tannins and racy acidity keep the wine focused. Smoky and tarry notes add a savory element. Dense, in the modern style. Drink now through 2023. 500 cases made. (12/31/17)"
Producer notes: "Dark cherry and attractive nose, where the ripe fruit and spicy aromas (pepper and nutmeg) can be noticed in sequence as well as the mineral remembrances of the slate soils of the vineyard. In mouth it is savoring, fruity and elegant. Very good to drink now and still it shows its big potential to improve with time. Food Pairings: Rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, cheeses."