(XTANT Napa Valley 2004): 93
"The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Xtant exhibits a sexy bouquet of chocolate, smoked herbs, black currants, and blackberries, full body, nicely integrated tannin, acidity, wood, and alcohol, and a seductive, long finish. It, too should drink for 10 or more years."
(XTANT Napa Valley 2004): 94
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A rich, graceful and seductive style that exhibits layers of ripe plum and currant and jazzy, smoky, toasty oak, with hints of mocha that fan out on a palate. Ends with ripe, supple tannins and a long, elegant finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2015. 1050 cases made." - James Laube