Other Vintages

2004 Ultima

Elk Cove’s Ultimas are our definition of dessert; opulence in a bottle. Having long ago established a “cult-like” status, Riesling remains the cornerstone of our new blend, simply called Ultima. The 2004 Ultima is comprised of 60% Riesling, 30% Gewurztraminer and 10% Viognier.

While Riesling supplies the weight of this wine with fresh pear, apricot and honey notes the Gewurztraminer and Viognier add spiciness and a luscious mouthfeel, respectively. We often describe our Ultima as indulgent and decadent, yet they are always kept in balance with crisp acidity and freshness. Historically these wines only grow in beauty with age. Potential for this wine with cool cellaring is up to twenty years.


Wine Spectator

91 Points
Wine Spectator (November 30, 2006)