95 Points Robert Parker
The 2005 Dry Red Wine No. 2 is predominantly Shiraz with a dollop of Marsanne and Viognier. Purple-colored, it delivers a splendid perfume of toasty oak, smoke, violets, pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Velvety-textured and seamless on the palate, it brilliantly combines elegance and power. There is superior depth, great harmony, and a very long, pure finish. It can be enjoyed now but its impeccable balance will carry it for 20-25 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. October, 2007