94 pts // Vinous // Josh Raynolds
"Youthful purple. A complex, deeply perfumes bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, incense, olive paste and pungent flowers, and vanilla, woodsmoke and camphor nuances build in the glass. Alluringly sweet cassis, blueberry, spicecake and violet pastille flavors pick up energizing spiciness and minerality on the back half. Supple tannins creep in slowly on an impressively long, dark-berry-and-floral-accented finish that shows no rough edges."
91-93 pts // Robert Parker's Wine Advocate // William Kelley
"A promising blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Aria offers up sweet aromas of blackberries, cracked black pepper and dried flowers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ripe and ample, with a sweet, spicy core of fruit, rich structuring tannins and nicely sappy acids."