91 points Robert Parker: "Attractive notes of black currants, fruitcake, cedarwood and loamy soil intermingled with kirsch and blacker fruits emerge from this dense ruby/purple-tinged 2003. Medium- to full-bodied with fully resolved tannins as well as good freshness and precision, it can be enjoyed over the next decade. Drink: 2014-2024. (Aug 2014)"
90 points Wine Spectator: "Opulent aromas of ripe fruit, toasted oak and grilled meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and loads of fruit and lightly toasted oak. Very long and delicious. Balanced wine. Best after 2010. 4,665 cases made. (3/31/06)"
90 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): "Good full red. Mellow, enticing aromas of coffee and mocha. Silky, sweet and fat, but with good energy from the limestone soil giving shape to the cherry, currant, graphite and earth flavors. This boasts excellent balance for the year, with nicely integrated acids and supple, fine tannins. An excellent showing. (May 2006)"