90 points, Vinous (September 2016)
"Inky ruby. Fresh black and blue fruits, olive and a hint of smokiness on the perfumed nose. Chewy and densely packed, offering appealingly sweet cassis and blackberry flavors sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. The smoky quality repeats on a very long, gently tannic finish that leaves a suggestion of dark berry liqueur behind."
2014 continued the ongoing drought conditions with a historically early bud break, and a mid summer cool-down in August extended the fruit hang-time. Fermented in stainless open top tanks,