Other Vintages

2006 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 2006 Ultima is comprised of 60% Riesling, 32% Gewurztraminer and 8% Muscat. While Riesling supplies the weight of this wine with fresh pear, apricot and honey notes the Gewurztraminer and Muscat add spiciness and aromatics, 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

88 Points Buying Guide. “Soft and very sweet, with pretty spice and pineapple flavors, lingering gently.”
Wine Spectator (February 29, 2008)


Gold Star!