87 Points Robert Parker
The 2007 CSV is a unique blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz, and 8% Viognier aged in 50% new French hogsheads (500-liter barrels). Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a pleasant nose of spice box, toast, rose petals, black cherry, and blackberry. Wanting to be elegant but coming off as fashion model lean, the wine has a racy personality meant for near term drinking.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. December, 2009
91 Points James Halliday
Released as an 8-year old. Made by Jim and Jo Irvine but the final blend was put together by Kym Teusner. There's some talent for you. The varietal make-up is 52/40/8. It's soft and fully developed but the viognier doesn't stick out and without question it offers comfortable drinking. Not so much an old leather chair of a wine as an old stitched fabric sofa. Leather, enough blackcurrant, earth and dust-like notes. In a good drinking place, as they say. Drink to 2017.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2015