93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Saturated deep red. Deep aromas of raspberry, plum, woodsmoke, flowers, tar and menthol. Rich, chewy and intensely flavored; at once seamless and nicely delineated, thanks to harmonious ripe acidity. A supple, aromatically complex wine that finishes quite spicy and long, with sweet tannins. Perhaps the smoothest and most accessible of Rivetti's '99s, but built to age. "