Wine Spectator 89 points - Sleek and focused, with a delicate sense of complexity. Currant, cherry and tomato leaf aromas lead to zesty accents of spice, toasted herb and mineral. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2018. 5,012 cases made. -TF
(Nov 30 2013)
Vinous 88 points - (the first vintage for this merlot-based Right Bank blend): Bright ruby red. Bright aromas and flavors of raspberry, red licorice, graphite, menthol and flowers. In a rather soft, approachable style, with attractive raspberry fruit supported by firm but essentially pliant tannins. Not overly oaky. Offers immediate accessibility.