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2016 Ultimate Red receives 88-91 points from Antonio Galloni

In the March 2018 issue of Vinous, Anthonio Galloni reviews the 2016 Ultimate Cabernet Sauvignon: 88-91 points: Dark, pliant and rich, with lovely mid-palate richness, the 2016 has quite a bit to offer. Hints of lavender, spice and new leather add nuance to the textured finish. The 2016 points to a very bright direction here. [...]

By | April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 Audax receives 92-94 points from The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate reviewed the 2015 Audax in its December 2017 issue: 92-94 points: A barrel sample composed of 92.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.6% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.6% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Audax has a complex nose of exotic spices, baked cherries and blackberries plus mulberries, baking spices, fallen leaves [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Ultimate Red receives 90-92 points from The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate reviewed the 2016 Ultimate Cabernet Sauvignon in its December 2017 issue: 90-92 points: A barrel sample with a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Ultimate shows a deep garnet-purple color and nose of cassis, blueberry coulis and black forest cake with [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 Ultimate Red receives 92 points from James Suckling

 James Suckling reviewed the 2015 Ultimate Red on December 21, 2017: 92 points: A clean and bright red with currant, blueberry and mineral character. Medium to full body, bright acidity and fine tannins. Fresh finish. Delicious now. A blend of 74.9% cabernet sauvignon, 12.1% cabernet franc, 11.2% merlot, 1.8% malbec. Always delicious. https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/napa-valley-dials-balance-hot-2015-vintage-2014-makes-easy/      

By | December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2014 Ultimate Pinot Noir receives 91 points from James Suckling

On December 21 James Suckling reviewed the 2014 Ultimate Red Pinot Noir:  91 points: Aromas and flavors of green tea and dried strawberry with some meat and earth. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Big style but dry and intense at the finish. https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/napa-valley-dials-balance-hot-2015-vintage-2014-makes-easy/

By | December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 Ultimate Cabernet receives 91 points from The Wine Advocate

In Issue 233 on October 31, 2015 Ultimate Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 91 points from The Wine Advocate. The review: A blend of 74.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.1% Cabernet Franc, 11.2% Merlot and 1.8% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Ultimate is scented of warm plums and crushed cherries with hints of vanilla, chocolate [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2013 Ultimate Red is reviewed at Vinography

Dark garnet in color, this wine smells of black cherry and chocolate. In the mouth, rich black cherry, cola, and cocoa powder flavors are muffled under a fleecy blanket of tannins. For those who like big wines, this is a crowd pleaser. A bit massive for my tastes, but reasonably well balanced, nonetheless. Could use [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2012 Audax is reviewed at Vinography

Vinography reviews the 2012 Audax: Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of raisins, chocolate and oak. In the mouth, the fruit is fresher than the nose would suggest, with cherry and cola and tobacco flavors tinged with oak and surrounded by a suede blanket of tannins. Decent acidity makes for that fresher quality, [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2012 Audax receives 95 points from WineReviewOnline

Rich Cook reviews the 2012 Audax at WineReviewOnline on July 11, 2017: This audacious debut of a premium label from Calla Lily Wines is a muscular, post-modern take on Napa Cabernet, with bold structure, depth and palate weight. It displays aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, pepper and graphite delivered in a dry style, with [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2014 Ultimate Red Pinot Noir receives 93 points from WineReviewOnline

Rich Cook reviews the 2014 Ultimate Red Pinot Noir at WineReviewOnline on July 4, 2017: Journeyman winemaker Cary Gott brings over twenty wineries worth of experience to this new project, located at what was previously the Budge Brown winery in Pope Valley.  This first foray into Pinot Noir shows Gott's experience, as he nurtures an [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments