In James Suckling's May 4, 2017 review of the 2014 vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, the 2014 Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed: 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.
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.
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 [...]
In James Suckling's November 23, 2016 article, The Top 100 Reds of Napa Valley 2016, the 2013 Ultimate Red was awarded 93 points and ranked #87 in the list of 100 wines. 93 points: A sleek and polished red with blackberry and lavender aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Silky tannins. Drink or hold. [...]
93 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional Dark black ruby color. Fruity aromas of fig bar, chocolate flavored candies, sweet herbs, and cedar incense with a lightly tannic, soft, dryish full body and a complex, medium-long chocolate bread pudding, dried figs, tobacco, and creme brulee finish with cottony tannins and moderate oak. A big velvety Cabernet with [...]
94 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional, Cellar Selection Nearly opaque ruby black color. Complex aromas and flavors of fresh leather, salami, spice drops, and cherry cola with a chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and an epic, very long spiced raisins, pie crusts, anise and cedar, and cassis vinaigrette finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A [...]
93 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional, Cellar Selection Dark dusty garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of cranberry sauce, candied orange peel, tar, and rose petals with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length fertile earth and cherry cola finish with well-integrated, medium, leafy tannins. A savory Napa Pinot Noir that nods to [...]
Catherine Bugue chooses the 2012 Audax as Wine of the Week in the April 27 issue of the St. Helena Star: On the eastern side of Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain lies the serene region of Pope Valley. While this area is not new to wine by any means (Pope Valley Winery was founded in 1897), [...]
The April 2017 issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine reviews the 2014 Ultimate Red Pinot Noir: 92 points and 3 "kisses" Hong Kong entrepreneurs Anthony Fung and Andy Choi named the winery after the flower that symbolizes elegance, beauty and purity---and the calla lily is also the flower sent to lovers. Cary Gott, a fourth [...]
The 2013 Ultimate Red was reviewed by Elaine Brown in JancisRobinson.com on September 7, 2016: 14.5: Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Subdued aromatics. Succulent black-fruit palate with sweet baking spice. Sweet finish. Read More