93 points - Wine Enthusiast
92 points - Vinous
This wine is pure expression of Sangiovese. The glass brims with black cherry, red currant, dewberry, and pine. The tone is pleasantly dark. Time in the glass reveals layers of fruit and Chaparral, underpinned by earth and charcoal. The attack is red cherry, grilled strawberries, black Mission fig and cocoa nibs. Fine chalk and dust tannins frame these sweet fruits, providing a wonderful tooth and structure, followed by a tart red plum liquor, and unsweetened cocoa powder. A true gem from the Refugio vineyard. This is a Sangiovese with tons of class and pleasure. This wine was fermented in a 4 ton stainless-steel fermenter, and barrel aged for 10 months in neutral 300 liter barrels.