- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: October 13, 2010
Clear. Rather neutral wet stone, fresh custard and mild peppery spice and flavors with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, creamy, dusty mineral accented finish. Solid, creamy and flavorful.
85–89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: March, 2005
Crystal clear and pure. The first nosings offer focused scents of roasted grain and tasted marshmallow; additional aeration stimulated further aromas of peanut butter and ash. The palate entry is toasty/ashy and clean; by midpalate the taste profile turns semisweet, intensely grainy, and a tad hot on the tongue. Ends hot, sap-sweet and grainy.