93 points, Gold Medal- Critics Challenge - 2017 vintage
94 points, Platinum Medal- San Diego Wine Competition - 2015 vintage
94 points, Platinum MedalA blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that over-delivers at this price point. Bright blackberry, cassis, mild dried herbs and lively fall spice ride on a supple structure and finish with muscular grip that will benefit from a pairing with bold red-meat preparations.
- Sommelier Challenge - 2014 vintage
90 points, Gold MedalGarnet black color. Toasty, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of dark berry pie a la mode, buttery nut brittle, and cocoa with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length spiced apple and pomegranate, creme brulee, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, nicely layered red blend with chewy oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute - 2013 vintage
91 pointsExcellent, Highly Recommended
Stylish oak melds seamlessly with black raspberry and pomegranate on this medium bodied, rectilinear red. The main thrust is of tart red berry, cacao husk, and firm, ripe tannins, with sleek cocoa, vanilla, and spice box notes emerging toward the end.
- Ultimate Wine Challenge - 2012 vintage