90+ pts Vinous/Stephen Tanzer May 2017
(25% new oak): Full medium ruby. Aromas of raspberry jam, mixed berry pie, violet, tobacco leaf, fresh herbs and milk chocolate. Sweet, fine-grained, aromatic wine with terrific intensity; already silky and suave, with juicy integrated acidity, but I'd give this a couple years in the cellar for more complexity. Finishes with gripping tannins.
91 pts Wine Spectator 12/31/16
Rich and polished, with a suave roasted cedar frame around a dense core of cassis and plum reduction notes. The long finish drips with fruit, but has a nicely embedded graphite spine for balance. Rock-solid. Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2023. 4,500 cases made.