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, [...]

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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 [...]

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2016 Ultimate Cabernet receives 90-92 from The Wine Advocate

In the October 29, 2018 issue of The Wine Advocate, the 2016 Ultimate Cabernet Sauvignon is reviewed: 90-92 points Composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Ultimate (a barrel sample) is deep purple-black in color and opens with notions of crushed black cherries, blackberry [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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/      

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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/

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RockinRed reviews the 2012 Audax and 2013 Ultimate Red

Calla Lily is a new project of Napa Valley icon and true wine Renaissance man, Cary Gott. If you are a northern California wine fan you have likely encountered Cary’s Midas touch throughout Napa, Sonoma, and the Central Coast. With so many great wine accomplishments, I must confess my favorite is Gott’s Roadside, nothing beats [...]

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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 [...]

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