The Armchair Sommelier considers Calla Lily

China is one of the fastest growing global markets for wine today.  Based on OIV (International Organization for Vine and Wine) data for 2016, China is now the fifth largest consumer and importer of wines worldwide.  And, China is now the second largest country (behind Spain) in terms of surface area under vines. I know, that kind of blew my mind, [...]

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2014 Ultimate Red receives 93 points from James Suckling

93 points Lots of blackcurrants, blueberries and walnuts on the nose. Full body, chewy and rich fruit and a firm yet velvety mouthfeel. Needs three or four years to come together.   https://www.jamessuckling.com/tasting-notes/62975/calla-lily-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley-ultimate-red-2014/ May 5, 2017

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2014 Ultimate Red Pinot Noir rated Highly Recommended in May issue of California Grapevine

The 2014 Ultimate Red Pinot Noir was reviewed in the May issue of California Grapevine: Highly Recommended. Medium-light ruby; spicy, cedary, cherry fruit aroma with earthy and herbal notes; medium to medium-full body; cedary, spicy, cherry and red currant flavors with some plushness in the mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste.

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2013 Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon rated Highly Recommended in May issue of California Grapevine

In the May 2017 issue of California Grapevine, the 2013 Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon was rated: Highly Recommended. Medium-dark ruby; ripe, plummy, toasty black cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of tobacco and dried herbs; full body; rich, ripe, currant and dark berry fruit flavors with oaky undertones, a hint of dark chocolate, and [...]

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