94 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar/Apr 2011
(100% cabernet sauvignon, aged 20 months in new French oak): Good full ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of cassis, licorice and wild spices, with complementary hints of chocolate and mocha. Sweet, creamy and deep, with a layered, mouthfilling quality to the cassis and cigar box flavors. Remarkably lush wine for this structured vintage. The broad, palate-staining finish features plenty of suave tannins. I'd give this at least another couple of years before pulling the cork; it should evolve at least through the early 2020s.