89 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 2010
Glass-staining purple. Intense, highly perfumed scents of boysenberry, blueberry and smoky Indians spices, with a sexy note of vanilla and a late hint of cracked pepper. Juicy, deeply concentrated dark berry flavors are framed by silky tannins and lifted by tangy acidity. This suave wine finishing with attractive sweetness and a floral character.
89 pts Wine Spectator Smart Buys 7/31/10
Lithe, deftly balanced and distinctive for its mineral and black pepper flavors that wrap around a core of blackberry and currant fruit. Keeps going through the finish. Drink now through 2016.
90 pts Wine Advocate Issue #191 Oct 2010
The 2008 Lodge Hill Shiraz offers intense notes of warm blackberry, spearmint and licorice with an earthy undercurrent of loam, tar and tree bark. The rich, medium to full bodied palate is nicely balanced with crisp acidity and a medium level of gritty tannins, finishing long. Drinking now, it should continue to give pleasure to 2016+.