Wine Enthusiast, November 2016
Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines for 2016
94 Points, Cellar Selection
"Barrel notes of vanilla and spice take the lead in this aromatically brooding wine, followed by dried herbs and dark fruit. The flavors are pitch black, coating the palate from end to end with layers of fruit, tannins to go thedistance and a graphite- filled finish that lingers. It will drink best from 2020–2027."
Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, July 2016
"One of the stars of the lineup... the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines checks in as 87% Cabernet, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Syrah, from vines planted in the 1970s, that spent 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Big, rich, chocolaty and concentrated, with tons of blackcurrant, singed toast, vanilla bean and smoked herbs, it has full-bodied richness, building tannin and the overall balance and purity to evolve gracefully for 10-15 years."
Vinous, November 2016
"Dark ruby-red. Captivating aromas of cassis, blueberry, black plum, licorice, tobacco leaf and espresso, lifted by high-toned spices and flowers. Wonderfully rich, sweet and plush on the palate, offering terrific concentration and breadth to its flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spices. Finishes with substantial noble tannins and slowly building, sneaky length. A superb showing today, but this wine has the balance for a long life in bottle."