Wine & Spirits 92pts:
Lean and tightly wound, this wind-driven red from the Eola–Amity Hills has a mouthwatering cherry-scented core. The tannins are demonstrative at first; a day after opening, the wine feels fresher, more immediate, its tight structure acting as a propellant for the vibrant fruit. It would benefit from a little more time in the cellar, and a serving of duck sausage and lentils.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Points Bright red. Spicy dark berries and cola on the deeply scented nose. Plush and appealingly sweet, offering juicy blackberry and peppery spice flavors...
Connoisseurs' Guide 92pts From the winemaker: Bright aromas of raspberry, currant and fresh plum explode from the glass, and draw us toward flavors which are similarly bright and possess amazing...