"Wrapped in a regal robe. Aromas of black olive, morels,velvet theatre drapes waft up from the glass. Giving way to a deep long palate,black plum skin, cured meat, leather and forest floor. Compelling and complete. From a wine there is nothing more to ask. Another great vintage in the story that is Royal City." - Charles Smith
98 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (v2013)
"A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2013 Royal City is as expansive, sexy and voluptuous as they get in the vintage, hands down. It's deep ruby/purple color is followed by incredible notes of wild herbs, lavender, gamey meats, olive paste and sweet dark berry fruits. Full bodied, relatively forward and charming, it still packs a wealth of material and has building tannin, all suggesting it will drink nicely for 10-15 years."