75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% new French Oak (Taransaud & Orion)
Cases produced 355
“Plush and focused, this merlot dominant blend is 100% estate fruit. Fresh cherries, star anise, orange peel, cassis, peppery damson plums and mulling spices steal the show on the nose and then the palate comes in with its assertive, fresh, mouthwatering acidity backed by dark fruit, slate minerality, ripe tannins, and a long finish. Enjoy over the next 15+ years.” – Chris Upchurch
93 Points - Owen Bargreen
"The 2019 ‘Counterpart’ is a silky and savory Merlot by Chris Upchurch. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this was stored in 100% new French Oak (Taransaud & Orion) prior to bottling. The nose is truly gorgeous with red rose petals, blackberry cordial, and mocha tones. The palate is polished and fresh with good verve and viscosity. Medium to full-bodied dark fruits collide with red bell pepper, garrigue, and chocolate covered espresso bean. Great to enjoy in its youth, enjoy this beautiful wine that will be shining brightly for the next fifteen years. Drink 2022-2037"
92 Points - Seattle Wine Awards