Tasting Panel awards 2014 Audax 94 points

In The Tasting Panel Magazine, March 2019, p. 52: The grapes for this big red from winemaker Cary Gott come from a 95-acre vineyard planted in 1995 on the eastern side of Howell Mountain. A blend of 89.2% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5.2% Cabernet Franc and 5.6% Merlot, the wine spent 27 months in 50% new [...]

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Winethropology tastes the 2014 Ultimate Red

A little brother of sorts to the Audax bottlings. Close your eyes and think dark, luxe cabernet made expertly in a classic Napa style. That's this. April 2019, http://www.winethropology.com/2019/04/speed-dating-notes-from-trade-tasting.html

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Winethropology tastes the 2014 Ultimate Pinot Noir

Lovely, statuesque, and well-made. A Napa Valley body wrapped in Burgundian structure.   April 2019, http://www.winethropology.com/2019/04/speed-dating-notes-from-trade-tasting.html

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2013 Audax receives 95 points from WineReviewOnline

Rich Cook reviews the 2013 Audax at WineReviewOnline on April 2, 2019: 95 points A pleasure to be able to recommend the second vintage of this bottling from winemaker Cary Gott.  A heralded vintage in Napa Valley is put on brilliant display here, with layered varietally correct aromas and flavors presented in bold style without [...]

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2013 Audax reviewed by Nittany Epicurean

2013 Audax is reviewed in the February 6, 2019 Nittany Epicurean: AUDAX, meaning “bold” in Latin, is Calla Lily Estate’s barrel-selection reserve wine made as a tribute to the pioneers of Napa Valley, many of whom settled in Pope Valley, by its fourth generation winemaker, Cary Gott. This wine is mostly cabernet sauvignon (86.6%) blended [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2014 Audax reviewed by California Grapevine

2014 Audax is reviewed in the February 2019 issue of California Grapevine: Medium ruby; attractive, ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit aroma with spicy notes and hints of cedar, dried herbs, and vanilla; full body; forward, rich, ripe, fleshy, dark fruit flavors with undertones of toasty oak, and a full, plush mouthfeel; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. [...]

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2013 and 2014 Audax Reviewed by Winethropology

Winethropology tastes the two wines: What do oligarchs drink on the weekend? Probably this.  If they're lucky, that is. Calla Lily is a relatively young, small production winery founded in 2010 in the Pope Valley, a quiet valley in the northeast corner of Napa county.  And Audax is their top tier cabernet label. Packaged in [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winemaker Cary Gott Interviewed by St. Helena Star

Winemaker Cary Gott is profiled: Pope Valley’s Calla Lily Winery targets China with reds By Jessica Zimmer, St. Helena Star, January 23, 2019 Pope Valley may be a little more remote than other AVAs in Napa Valley, but that hasn’t stopped one winemaker in the region from gaining an audience. By focusing on the refinement [...]

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2014 Audax receives 93 points from Terroirist

93 points: Deep purple color. Concentrated fruit on the nose (black currant, blackberries and blueberries), with deep violets, spiced black tea, earth, cocoa and mint. Full-bodied, a bit more powerful in its presence than the 2013, but still vibrant acidity, and the tannins are sturdy but show rounded edges. Pretty depth of fruit (currants, blackberries, [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2013 Audax receives 93 points from Terroirist

93 points: Deep purple color. Nose shows tart black currant, juicy blackberries (gorgeous depth of fruit), with complex notes of mint, scorched earth, cocoa nibs, violets, deep but vibrant scents in here. Full but not heavy (14.5% alcohol), held together with sturdy tannins and surprisingly fresh acidity. Deep, concentrated but tangy black currants and dark [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments