Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - Creamy, sweet caramel, light maple syrup and toasty oak with a rippling and pungent acidity; a clean, delicate yet powerful expression. (Mar 2012)
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The opening whiffs detect the buttery, resiny and lightly baked presence of oak barrels; following further air contact, more vegetal aromas appear, including green pepper, green olive, candle wax and garden flowers. The palate entry accentuates the oak-barrel sweetness while the midpalate adds succulent notes of cream, caramel and light honey. Concludes sweet, silky in texture, and classy.
— P.P. (11/15/2005) — 90-95 (Jun 2006)