Upchurch Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $75

By on March 21, 2018

Chris and Thea Upchurch live part-time among their young vines along the southern slopes of Red Mountain, and their relationship with vaunted viticulturist Dick Boushey continues to showcase remarkable synergy. A small percentage of Merlot (9%) adds to the power while the 100% new French oak barrels bevels the edges, making for a drink that’s akin to a slice of Triple Berry Pie with cassis, orange oil and white pepper. The 2014 vintage earned best of class last fall at the 2017 Platinum Judging for Wine Press Northwest, and this seems headed along a similar track.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 725 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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