93 points Wine Spectator: "A wine with harmony and presence, elegantly structured and expressive, with raspberry, rose petal and spiced tea notes that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 920 cases made."
94 points Vinous: "Heady, mineral- and spice-accented red and blue fruit, incense and a sexy floral nuance on the seductively perfumed nose. Deeply concentrated yet energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur, spicecake and candied rose flavors and a building suggestion of Asian spices on the back half. Finishes silky, sweet and extremely long, with resonating floral and spice notes and round, even tannins that lend shape and gentle grip."
Shea has intense, dark aromas of red and black fruits, dark flowers, anise and layered spices. Dense mixed berry fruits, spices and dried flowers layer the palate with broad, rich tannin and solid acidity. It is clearly the most complex and dimensional wine I produced. The level of richness, acidity and dense tannin structure will allow it to evolve over two decades.