Score: 91 points
Inky ruby. Ripe black and blue fruits on the nose, with suggestions of cocoa powder, woodsmoke and licorice adding complexity. Fleshy and smooth, offering sweet cassis and blackberry flavors that expand with air. In a plush, forward style but not lacking for energy. Finishes spicy and very long, with lingering smokiness and supple, well-knit tannins.
-- Josh Raynolds, July 2014