The 2012 Finca Los Membrillos the second vintage for this bottling is produced with grapes from a vineyard planted with quince trees (Membrillo), hence the name. The soils are calcareous rocks with a little bit of topsoil to keep some freshness and control the Cabernet tannins. The wine has the granular tannins of Cabernet, the only giveaway of the grapes used, as the sense of place seems to be more intense than the fruit. There is more ripeness in this 2012. This is a great expression of the calcareous soils through Cabernet Sauvignon.
95 points, Wine Advocate (April 2014)
This cabernet sauvignon shows intense, salty, savory and minerally character with a hot stone and iodine undertone. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, fresh finish. Lovely acidity and fruit balance. Better in 2016 but why wait?
93 points, jamessuckling.com (July 2014)
A lightly charred, foresty nose includes aromas of blackberry, cassis, hard spices, licorice and leather. This is lively but balanced in terms of feel, with richness and raciness playing off each other. Flavors of baked black fruits, peppery spice and licorice finish dark, long and bright, with juicy acidity that will keep this healthy for years to come.
93 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (October 2015)
A big, muscular red, with a fresh and vibrant mix of dried raspberry, cherry tart and plum pudding flavors, offering plenty of dried and savory spice notes. The long finish delivers plenty of mineral and forest floor accents.
91 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (September 2015)