90 points, Gold Medal
- Critics Challenge, 2015
88 points, Silver Medal
"Bright medium garnet black color. Bright, savory, creamy aromas of berry creme brulee, pickled tomatoes, and roasted nuts with a soft, tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-length wet slate and dried sour cherries finish with well integrated tannins and moderate oak. A nicely balanced merlot that has a dry, minerally Old World character."
- Beverage Testing Institute, April 2015
- San Diego Wine Competition, 2015
- Winemaker Challenge, 2015
- American Wine Society, 2016