Upchurch LTL Cabernet

Out LTL (Larger Than Life) wines boast rich and powerful flavors that bring craftsmanship into our everyday life.

The vibrant deep purple color and bright aromas showcase the concentration of Red Mountain fruit. Red cherry and cassis balance black pepper and oak spice on the nose. A generous and full palate of sage, thyme, and black raspberry fill the mid-palate and gives the wine a lasting and pure finish.

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Frida Kahlo Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep and intense ruby-red in
color. The nose presents aromas of black currants, blackberries, and licorice with smooth,
elegant cedar notes. The palate is very rich and generous yet fresh and vibrant at the same
time. The wine has abundant fruit and firm tannins that lend structure and depth.

2019 Red Blend

Our Frida Kahlo Single Vineyard Red Blend has an intense dark purple color. The nose is
rich and very honest to the varieties showing ripe berries, sweet spices and tobacco. Silky
tanins give a soft and almost sweet mouthfeel, balanced with a concentrated palate. The
wine has persistency and great length.

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

Gorgeously deep ruby in the glass, our 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet opens with the alluring aromas of black fruit, dried herbs and earthiness. Vibrantly direct on the attack, this chiseled blend of cabernet and merlot invites interest with a toothsome panoply of flavor notes: dense blackberry, black plum, anise, and hints of black tea, complemented by a savory meatiness through the mid-palate that makes for a satisfying weightiness and volume. Aged twenty-two months in 42% new French oak, the wine reveals a lightly muscled structure and pleasing acidity…that should allow for enjoyment at release through the next 12-15 years. Vibrant, assertive and displaying a surprising balance of sinew and agility; the wine is reminiscent of the San Francisco Forty-Niners enormously talented All-Pro tight-end, George Kittle (#85) on one of his memorable gallops to the end zone…leaving hapless defenders foundering in his wake.

The backbone of this remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from Coombsville and Soda Canyon, an area of southeast Napa Valley where soils are characterized by a unique blend of red volcanic soils and clay. The most prominent of these vineyard blocks is planted on a gently sloping plateau, and the comparatively temperate climate of the area, versus the warmer territory up valley, serves to lengthen the growing season. The grapes are allowed to achieve full ripeness without the pressure of heat extremes common in warmer areas, and low vigor soils throughout the vineyard create small, dense clusters. With the addition of vibrant dark fruit from our preferred vineyard sources on St. Helena, Howell Mountain and Soda Canyon, the resulting wine is expressive and evocative.

GRAND BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2019

Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate for a true expression of Barossa Shiraz.

2019 Chardonnay

This 100% Chardonnay opens with aromas of green apple, pear and peaches. These aromas follow through to the palate, along with citrus and mineral notes. The wine is crisp and clean, with a hint of creaminess on the mid palate and a long, lingering finish.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal- Fifty Best California Chardonnays

2019 Retrospective

A rich ruby-garnet color denotes the deep and serious concentration of this wine. The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot have produced a complex array of fruit and oak nuanced aromas and flavors. Pomegranate, currants and black cherries waft from the glass with hints of dark chocolate, orange peel and sweet baking spices. The architecture of the wine is elegant, but with robust tannins demonstrating a structure which is both accessible and built to age gracefully.

GOLD 92 Points – 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2019 Pinot Noir, Monterey CA

Sourced exclusively from cool climate vineyards, our classic California Pinot Noir has aromas of fresh red berries, cranberries, strawberries and plum. The wine is incredibly well-balanced and finishes with a spicy, sweet blood orange zest.

• Gold Medal – WSWA Tasting Competition

2019 Unoaked Chardonnay

Expressing the true characteristics of the Chardonnay grape, our Unoaked Chardonnay is bursting with juicy tropical fruit and honeysuckle aromas followed by luscious green apple and baked pear flavors with a hint of stone fruit. The finish is crisp and clean without the harshness of oak.

• Double Gold Medal – WSWA Tasting Competition
• “Best of Show” (Chardonnay) – WSWA Tasting Competition

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine’s deep ruby color with garnet hues exemplifies the Bordeaux varietals within. Floral violets and bright red currants balance toasty vanilla oak and dark Damson plum notes. A juicy and elegant acidity opens to complex wood spices, giving this luxurious wine a youthful and beautifully proportioned palate that will only improve with time.