Upchurch Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
Cases produced 365
“The nose jumps from the glass with bright fresh currant and red berry fruits that mingle with violets and subtle wood spices. Damson plums, cherry tart, and a stone driven minerality create a wonderfully juicy and mouth-watering feel to this delicious Merlot.” - Chris Upchurch
92 Points - Owen Bargreen
"The 2019 LTL Merlot was sourced from the Upchurch Vineyard, and offers red plum, cigar ash and cocoa powder dusted red cherry on the nose. The palate is very pure and smooth with ripe red fruits that mingle with a fantastic sense of salinity. Drink this sensational value over the next eight to ten years. Drink 2022-2030"
92+ Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
"The 2019 Estate Merlot starts with a ripe attack of juicy red fruit, expressive oak and black plum aromas while showcasing dusty red and purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is brilliantly layered and offers a fine mineral tension with soft gripping tannins. The Merlot glides to a delightfully lingering finish with lovely flavors of brown baking spices and is a masterclass on making premium quality wine at a cost-effective price. Who doesn’t love that?"