Monthly Archives: September 2020

2017 Ultimate receives 93 points from James Suckling

James Suckling reviewed the 2017 Ultimate:

93 points: A tight, well-structured red with currant, chocolate and hazelnut aromas and flavors. Medium to full body and a rich palate with juicy fruit, yet there’s underlying freshness and focus. Needs a year or two to come together, but already looking excellent. Better after 2022.

https://www.jamessuckling.com/tasting-notes/136947/calla-lily-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley-ultimate-red-2017/

2017 Ultimate receives 93 points from James Suckling2020-09-22T01:28:42+00:00

2017 Ultimate Red receives 93 points from James Suckling

James Suckling reviewed the 2017 Ultimate Red:

93 pointsA tight, well-structured red with currant, chocolate and hazelnut aromas and flavors. Medium to full body and a rich palate with juicy fruit, yet there’s underlying freshness and focus. Needs a year or two to come together, but already looking excellent. Better after 2022.

https://www.jamessuckling.com/tasting-notes/136947/calla-lily-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley-ultimate-red-2017/

2017 Ultimate Red receives 93 points from James Suckling2020-09-21T23:44:24+00:00

2016 Ultimate awarded 93 points in September Tasting Panel Magazine

September 2020 issue of Tasting Panel Magazine:

93 points: Winemaker Cary Gott crafted this small-production blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, which aged 22 months in (40% new) French oak. At 14.8% ABV, it possesses a statuesque and broad-shouldered character. Tarry blackberry, dark chocolate, slate and licorice take command on the palate’s luxurious pinnacle alongside great acidity.

2016 Ultimate awarded 93 points in September Tasting Panel Magazine2020-09-18T17:13:04+00:00

2016 Ultimate Red is highly recommended in California Grapevine

September 2020 issue of California Grapevine:

Highly recommended. Medium to medium-dark ruby; fragrant, floral, blackberry fruit aroma with hints of cassis, cocoa powder, and black olive; full body; rich, rounded, dark fruit flavors with hints of dried herbs and baking spice, and undertones of sweet oak; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Could use another year or two of bottle aging.

2016 Ultimate Red is highly recommended in California Grapevine2020-09-18T17:13:04+00:00
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