"Deep and darkly brooding in color this wine has a complex nose showing brambly red fruit with riper, rich black cherries, smoky oak and some floral violet notes. There are supporting notes of thyme and spicy pepper found within focused acidity and layers of fruit and earthy complexity on the palate. Lush and silky tannins characterise the elegant palate with a rich and concentrated core of ripe red fruits and cherries that linger for a long powerful finish."
"Naked Grape Pinot Noir is a soft, smooth red that's full of black cherry and blueberry aromas. Pair it with anything and this varietal will complement and enhance, then leave you with the perfect note."
"It is all about the S: silky, smooth and spicy!. Dark cherry and wild raspberry flavors get their groove on next to a brown spice aroma."
"A fresh style with classic Pinot Noir character. Offers cherry and raspberry, white pepper and delicate spice with cedarbox, carrot tops and the expected forest floor notes. It is approachable and juicy with silky fruit, cocoa and fine spices lingering across the finish."
"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."
"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."
"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."