2012 Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot
100% new French Oak (Taransaud & Orion)
Cases produces 500 – Drink 2014 – 2034
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain AVA
Intense floral notes seem to be a signature of this wine. Here the aromas lead off with cherry blossom, lavender, currants, eucalypts and lilacs that are wrapped around its ripe berry characters. There are also earthy, cigar box nuances as well as black pepper and orange zest spices. The flavors are rich and generous; black currants, black berries, and blueberries, dark chocolate and vanilla coffee beans. This wine has great Red Mountain structure, good lift and an endless and savory finish.
Wine Advocate – Jeb Dunnuck 96 points
"Another sensational Cabernet From Chris Upchurch, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Upchurch Vineyard has flat-out great aromatics of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, crushed rock and toasted bread. This gives way to a full-bodied, elegant, seamless 2012 that has no hard edges, prefect balance and a blockbuster finish. While the Red Mountain tannin and structure are both present here, the polish, balance and purity are exceptional. It offers ample pleasure today, but will evolve for two decades."