93 Points Robert Parker
Much like the 2015 Rifle Range Cabernet, the 2014 Basket Press Shiraz is approachable now, but consumers can expect at least a decade of aging potential. Vanilla and herbal notes accent black cherry fruit and some brighter pie-cherry nuances. It's full-bodied, with softly dusty tannins and a silky feel to the long finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. August, 2018
99 Points James Halliday
Quintessential Basket Press, bowing to no passing fad or fancy, the high-shouldered, brown glass bottle with Rockford Wines embossed on its base and the distinctive label that will never change because it's so perfect. It's a manifestation of the wine it contains, always very good, this vintage outstanding. I taste well over 5000 wines per year for the Wine Companion, and am never tempted to swallow during a day-long tasting session - well, this wine was the exception to prove the rule. Its balance, mouthfeel and silky purple and black fruits are perfect.
Source: James Halliday.