92 points Wine Spectator: "[$40 list] A bold, forward style, with plush, lightly mulled plum, boysenberry and açaí berry flavors pumping along, backed by light apple and anise accents that add detail through the finish. Big, but has the energy for balance. Best from 2021 through 2028. (7/29/20)"
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made by former Beaulieu winemaker Joel Aiken, this value-minded wine is high toned, has a leathery grip and bursts with blue fruit. Bright acidity livens the midpalate of full-bodied weight and ripeness, finishing in a swirl of nutmeg, clove and toasted oak. Alcohol 14.5%. (Aug 2020)"
90 points James Suckling: "A slightly austere red wine with aromas of blackcurrants eucalyptus and dust. It offers good freshness and some tannin structure. Drink in 2021. (2/14/20)"