Opaque ruby. Oak-spiced red fruit preserves, candied rose, vanilla and a hint of cola on the highly perfumed nose. Seamless and broad on the palate, offering sweet raspberry, cherry-vanilla and mocha flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Shows very good clarity and red fruit thrust on a very long, smooth finish that features mounting tannins and a touch of smokiness.
Score: 92 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 2019