BS, Wine Spectator. 93pts
"A big, full-bodied bubbly, featuring graphite, toast, lemon and nut aromas and flavors. Balanced, with an assertive finish. Will improve with a few months of cellaring. Drink now through 2009. 35,000 cases made"
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media. 90pts
"Pale onion skin color. Pungent, smoky pear skin, brown butter, cherry pit, chamomile and ginger on the nose. Silky, seamless, juicy pear and honeydew on the palate. Closes on a spicy note, with very good tangy length and a lingering buttered toast note"