The 2016 is another great example of Red Mountain pedigree with an uncommon combination of ripeness and structure. There are aromas of violets, black cherries, and other dark fruits along with Paullac Graphite, minty herbs, and cassis. With its savory ripe tannins, it is powerful yet civil and has an extended hedonistic finish.
95 Points Wine Advocate - 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Upchurch Vineyard from Chris Upchurch continues to show the potential of this vineyard on Red Mountain. Loads of black cherries, violets, hints of leafy herbs and graphite all shine in Chris's 2016, which is made in a fresh and elegant style, yet with ample depth and richness. It has good freshness, no hard edges and a clean, elegant personality that is just a joy to drink. There are 700 cases to go around, and it’s going to have two decades of longevity.