Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2009 Centauri Red Blend is composed of 45% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, with the balance Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in French oak. In the glass it is full-bodied, dense, layered, and long. Relatively forward, it can be approached now but will drink well for a decade. It is an outstanding value.
Wine Spectator 91 points - An ambitious red, with dark, smoldering cocoa and espresso notes coating the core of dark plum, currant and fig fruit. But this is polished and integrated, with alluring tobacco and loam notes filling in on the finish. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane. Drink now through 2013. 5,000 cases imported. –JM
(Dec 31 2011)