Wine Spectator 88 points - The unmistakable signature of vanilla bean and coconut scents fold in nicely with taut yet supple tiers of cedar, black cherry, currant and berry jam notes. Full-bodied, ending with firm, structured tannins. Drink now through 2018. 34,500 cases made.-JL
(Jul 31 2011)
Vinous 89 points - Bright, deep red-ruby. Oak aromas of black cherry, coffee and graphite. Juicy, tight and firmly built, with black fruit flavors currently overshadowed by exotic oak tones. Shows a restrained sweetness but avoids the dryness of so many 2006 cabernets. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins.