Chris Upchurch and his wife, Thea, planted their vines along the southern edge of the AVA a decade ago, and this bottling is merely the latest gem from the founding winemaker at DeLille Cellars. Aromas load up your senses with pencil shavings, blackcurrant, Bing cherry and herbed grilled meat. A beautiful structure of ripe tannins fill the mouth and linger long into the finish that carries notes of chocolate-covered cherries, vanilla latte and a note of sweet incense. Because of the sweet rich fruit and well-textured tannins, the wine obviously is ready to drink now but is woven enough to span 20 years. This spring, it brought home a gold medal from the Cascadia International Wine Competition. This summer, it added the title as Best Cab at the Washington State Wine Competition.
Production: 625 cases
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