95 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): (70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% monastrell) Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched, complex aromas of raspberry, blackberry, minerals, smoked meat and spices, plus a hint of gingerbread. Rich, round and very sweet; packed with black and blue fruit preserve, Asian spice, candied violet and mineral flavors. Velvety tannins add support to the expansive, palate-saturating fruit flavors. The floral and spice notes come on strong on the finish... great combination of depth and vivacity. (Sep/Oct 2009)
wow! full and long body.