"This Monkey Wine is named for the valley it is grown in Baden. Light and soft, just perfect with pork tenderloins, picnics, or as a cocktail. The monkey on the bottle is 3D, and its arms reaches all the way around the bottle."
"90 Points- Wine Advocate. Concentrates lightly-cooked dark cherry and plum, but also meat stock and bitter-sweet herbs. Plush on the palate, and with its tannic structure well-covered by rich layers of fruit and meat, this finishes with persistent concentration."
"90 Points- Stephen Tanzer. Complex nose melds wild berries, smoked meat, minerals and animal fur. Supple and sweet but a bit youthfully tight; there's lovely texture and balance here but the wine is not yet expressing itself. Less powerful than the old-vines bottling but perhaps longer. Today this finishes tight and a bit medicinal, with some oak showing."
"A beauty, pure, sleek and supple, featuring red cherry, raspberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Juicy and impeccably balanced, this red has grip, ending in a long, kaleidoscopic finish."
"1937 was rated as a great vintage and the best of that decade. Colour is a pristine cherry red. The nose just leaps out - vanillan oak, spices, red fruits - wow. The palalate is in perfect balance. Sensational."
"Rich, dense and complete. Raphet's older vines always deliver, and doubly so in 2007. Notes of orange zest and white pepper show on the nose, with impressive layers of ripe and supple red fruit on the palate. One to hoard and stash in the cellar, as it will most certainly surprise in several of years."
"92 Points- Cellar Tracker. Delivers candied blueberries, blackberries and cherries, all dusted with fine white pepper and grated nutmeg. Touches of ginger and orange rind play behind a full, sappy mouthful of red fruits. So juicy you could squeeze it."
"91 Pts. Wine Advocate. smells alluringly of cassis, dark cherry and citrus oils along with white pepper, soy, and ginger. Sweetly ripe and pungently spicy, it turns impressively dark and brooding as it moves toward its finish, with peat and forest floor elements. Abundant, but fine tannins. Cinnamon and clove add to the persistence of gingerin the succulent finish."
"The nose starts with full-on oak toast which slowly recedes to reveal black-shaded cherry, faint coffee and even some higher floral notes. Good texture and an ever-increasing intensity as you head for the mid-palate. Long, with creamy elements."
"92+ Points- Wine Advocate. The 2012 has a very refined nose: brambly red berry fruit, raspberry preserve and just a touch of damp undergrowth coming through with time. The reduction actually becomes more pronounced with time. The palate is medium-bodied, perhaps lighter and airier than I was anticipated yet still displaying exquisite balance with an innocuous but charming, light-hearted finish that seems less exuberant than a year ago."