"Soft black cherry and cassis fruit are found in the sexy, seductive, dark ruby-colored 2003 Grenache Old Vines Kangarilla Vineyard. It is a full-bodied, rich, heady, strikingly delicious Grenache to enjoy over the next 7-8 years." 94 points, Robert Parker Jr (October 2005)
"Brooding dark red. Seriously concentrated, imploded aromas of black cherry, roasted plum, kirsch and coconut. Then remarkably juicy and fresh on the palate, with vibrant redcurrant and wild strawberry flavors complicated by notes of anise, rose oil and juniper. The finish is high-pitched and fresh, with tangy acids and big, velvety tannins." 92 points, Josh Raynolds (July 2005)
"Smells peppery and spicy, with meat, brown sugar and red pencil eraser to boot. Very pretty, chewy red fruit on the midpalate, though it's still not at its peak. Finishes long, with chalky-woody tannins. Try after 2008." 92 points, Wine Enthusiast (March 2005)
Tight, smoothly polished and bursting with raspberry, blackberry, plum and sweet spice flavors that emerge with disarming simplicity but just expand on the palate, finishing seamless and beautifully balanced to last and last.
93 points, Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman)