94-96+ Robert Parker
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label is flat-out great. Dark fruit, menthol, tar, licorice, violets and incense are some of the many notes that emerge from this breathtaking Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a dazzling effort from start to finish. Waves of fruit build towards a huge climax of intensity, power and pure sensuality, all backed up by compelling structure. The Black Label is essentially the best barrel at the winery. It’s hard to believe there aren’t more barrels that are closer to this level of quality. Readers who can find the Black Label should not hesitate; it is magnificent. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029."