Upchurch Vineyard

LTL 2020 Heart of the Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

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Heart of the Hill Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
120 cases produced - Drink 2022 - 2042

Tasting Notes

Immediately dark and brooding on the nose, with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, red and black currants, violets, baking spices, vanilla, and a gravelly undertone. A beautifully dense ruby color in the glass, the palate closely mirrors the nose with the dark fruits playing the leading role and the subtle floral and mineral notes accenting the well-integrated vanilla and spices from 20 months aging in new French Oak. Very well structured with all of the attributes to age gracefully, this is a classic example of Clone 2 Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the premier vineyards on Red Mountain.


96 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
"Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Heart of the Hill is the newest addition to the LTL range. Dark ruby at its core, the Cabernet is still primary with a juicy frame and solid dollop of oak that drives the nose with aromas of juicy plum and spiced cherry before nuances of Christmas spice sway from the glass. Full-bodied, the wine unfolds on the palate to show a bold and juicy mouthfeel that glides to a long, lingering finish. You will want to add this to your shopping cart. Bravo, it’s a lovely, food-friendly wine that should have no problem making it to its 20th birthday."

93 Points - Owen Bargreen
"Very dense and dark once in the glass, the delicious 2020 LTL ‘Heart of the Hill Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon delivers Black Forest Cake tones alongside tar and anise on the nose. The palate is rich and refined with silky tannins that line the core of black and blue fruits with espresso grounds and scorched earthy undertones."