92 points, Gold Medal"Violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered mixed berries, roast plum, coffee bean and leather, and nutmeg and cinnamon with a velvety, tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, medium-long finish imparting notes of black cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla and cocoa, and chocolate covered pomegranate with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak flavor. Rich bake shop spices on the nose that carry over to the palate with concentrated fruit undertones and chocolate essence."
- Beverage Testing Institute, February 2023
91 points, Gold Medal- Winemaker Challenge, 2023
90 points"Medium garnet color; pomegranate and blackberry aroma, medium depth, appealing; medium bodied, firm on the palate; dry, medium acidity, very good balance; black fruit flavors, medium intensity; medium finish."
- Wilfred Wong, March 2023