94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2015 Merlot is super-ripe, racy and voluptuous, all qualities that make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Ripe and racy to the core, the 2015 offers a good bit of brightness to play off the intense red-tone fruit. There is certainly no shortage of near and medium-term appeal. I would prefer to drink the 2015 sooner rather than later. Drink: 2018-2025. (Mar 2018)"
94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Mostly estate fruit, the 2016 Merlot spent 22 months in primarily new French oak. Black cherries, smoked earth, graphite, dark chocolate, and licorice notes all emerge from this rich, full-bodied, concentrated Merlot that has subtle background oak but displays a supple, seamless balance style that’s a joy to drink. Drink: 2019-2037. (1/31/19)"
93+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 97% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Merlot is very deep garnet-purple colored and offers exuberant notions of crushed red and black plums, warm blackberries and Indian spices with hints of cardamom, sautéed herbs, garrigue and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling plum-laced flavors with a velvety frame and loads of freshness on the long, spicy finish. Drink: 2020-2034. (Oct 2018)"
93 points Wine Spectator: "Hedonistic, featuring dark plum, kirsch and cherry tart flavors that are lavishly oaked. Shows a plush texture throughout, with creamy notes and a long finish filled with dark chocolate, mocha and Asian spice details. Drink now through 2023. 2,300 cases made. (9/30/19)"
|Blend||97% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon|