92 pts | Wine & Spirits "Avni, Larry Stone's entry-level wine is hardly that; this feels highly structured, tense, sophisticated and layered. It's squared off by spicy scents of anise and plum, sassafras and rose petal, opening to an airy and lifted wine with firm acids on the finish. It's still some years from its peak. If you open now, decant." —P.J.C.
93 pts | Vinous "Deep, shimmering red. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes fresh red fruits, licorice and Asian spices, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Juicy, lithe and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet, mineral-tinged raspberry, rose pastille and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly with air. Finishes with harmonious tannins, sharp clarity and strong persistence, leaving cherry and spice notes behind." - Josh Raynolds
91 pts | Wine Enthusiast