Accolades

Upchurch Vineyard was created in 2007 and now with 5 vintages under our belt, Upchurch Cabernet has garnered much praise. 

“What I have learned is that if you start with a great site and then give every aspect of it all the attention it deserves, in both the vineyard and the cellar, then the accolades will follow.” – Chris Upchurch

Indeed Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has received 95, 93, 96, 96, and 95 point scores for its first 5  vintages respectfully from Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate and has already been featured in the March 2017 issue of the Wine Spectator. 

 

 Jeb Dunnuck- Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample (93-96)

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is even better than the last and is a smoking effort. With building tannin yet beautiful length, it's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.”

Jeb Dunnuck- Counterpart Barrel Sample (91-93)

"Coming from the estate's 2 acres of Merlot (two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon), the 2016 Counterpart has plenty of black cherry and currant fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, notes of graphite and lead pencil, and a clean, classy style. It’s certainly going to be an outstanding wine."

Stephen Tanzer- Southwest Facing Sauvignon Blanc (91)
"From vines planted in 2004; done entirely in cement, with no malolactic fermentation): Pale straw-gold color. Distinctly ripe, pungent scents of stone fruits and musky ginger. Very ripe but very dry, with serious palate presence to its flavors of Bosc pear, honey, and stone. A bit in the style of a ripe Sancerre, showing little in the way of herbal character. A standout in the context of the Washington Sauvignon Blancs I tasted this year."

Local Awards

2018 Seattle magazine Red, White, & Rose "Best Red Blend over $45"- Counterpart

2018 Seattle Met "30 Most exciting wines in Washington" - Counterpart

2018 Sip Northwest "Best of the Northwest" Best Packaging - Counterpart

2018 Great Northwest Wine Invitational Wine Competition "Best Merlot-Based Blend"- Counterpart 

2018 Washington State Wine Competition "Best of Class/Gold Medal"- Counterpart