94 points (Cellar Selection)
"Aromas of charred wood and black pepper waft up from the glass before concentrated, quiet but deep flavors of black olive, blackberry and oolong tea coat the palate". ~ Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast
93 pts - The Wine Advocate Double Gold - SF Chronicle
Warm with dark fruit, rich tannins and broad shoulders. This will be a wine that will age beautifully for over ten years.
The 2010 Tina Marie rides in on a four-horse chariot. An incredible explosion of fruit and non-fruit aromas exclaiming, “Here I am!” Creamy and weighty on the palate with a wonderful balance of acidity which lengthens the finish.
A mammoth sized wine with youthful mouth coating tannins which cloak the richness inside. Featuring fruit that represents the vineyard environment: aromas of cedar, brush, licorice and dust complement blueberry and plum, with flavors of dusty chocolate, blackberry, and cherry kirsch.