94 Robert Parker December 2011
The 2009 Dancing Hares comes across as silky, perfumed and impeccably elegant. It shows a bit more finesse and textural richness than the 2008 I tasted alongside it. Sweet spices, mocha and new leather are some of the notes that wrap around the finish. This gorgeous, generous wine is simply brilliant. The 2009 is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13.5% Cabernet Franc and 6.5% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.
92 Wine Spectator's James Laube
A gutsy effort that's very rich, deep and expansive, with tiers of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry that are robust and chewy, underscoring the extraction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2025. 604 cases made.
Caviar Affair Magazine Winter 2012/Holidays 2013
...this wine is sure to take on cult-like status.
91 Wine Spectator's James Laube June 2012
Offers a mix of melted black licorice, currant, dark berry, spice and savory herb notes that are firm , structured and rich without being weighty. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Drink now through 2021. 1,500 cases made.