Upchurch Vineyard

2020 Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot
100% new French Oak (Taransaud & Orion)
Cases produced 525 


The UV Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has elegant aromas of dark fruit, blueberries, bramble berries, and white flowers on the nose that continue into the glass followed by notes of toasty oak and sage. Deep, dark ruby in appearance. Great depth, with ripe, juicy tannins, and a plush mouthfeel. This is a complete wine, fully balanced, with good lift. Aged in 90% new French Oak barriques for 20 months.


98 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

"The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Upchurch Vineyard is mostly clone 2 with clone 198. Blended with 9% Merlot, the wine opens to a fresh and opulent nose with a juicy frame that offers a dynamic, pure and focused expression with layers of complexity, healthy fruit and ripe oak tones that sing harmoniously in unison. Full-bodied, the palate is fresh, balanced and succulently ripe, with a balanced structure, juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins, offering tremendous pleasure and a food-friendly finish. Give it time. This might be the best vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon Upchurch Vineyard that I have tasted. The wine aged for 20 months in 90% new French oak barrels. Only 6,300 bottles were produced of this pure, layered and complex Cabernet." - Anthony Mueller

95 Points - Eric Guido, Vinous

"Hauntingly dark and intense, the 2020 Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Upchurch Vineyard estate, smolders with a whiff of sweet berries that evolves into a blend of dusty sage, mint, and just a hint of tangerine. This is undeniably elegant - nearly creamy in feel - yet lively and fresh, with vividly ripe blueberry and cherry tones complicated by a mineral tinge toward the close. It finishes long and dramatic, leaving sweet violet pastille and chalky tannins that further enhance the experience. The 2020 leaves the mouth-watering for more. What a darling, and a total outlier in the 2020 vintage. This shows lovely balance for a long evolution."