Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Red Mountain, Washington, $32.99
Chris Upchurch’s love for wine started in his youth, with extensive travel throughout the Grand Cru wine- growing regions of Europe and the west coast of the US. “I had to start off developing my palate and my perspective. How can you make great wine if you don’t know what that is?” After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado and University of Washington, Chris began his career as a wine merchant, working with several of Seattle’s best-known restaurants. This experience allowed him to hone his palate while tasting wines from around the world. For 23 years and counting, as founding winemaker and partner of DeLille Cellars, Chris has crafted some of the finest and most award winning wines in Washington State. In 2007, Chris came full circle and started his own vineyard and was able to create what most winemakers dream about. This is the first release of the LTL Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows classic Cabernet aromas of Provence herbs, cassis, brambleberry, cocoa powder, and cracked black pepper. The mid- palette is stacked with rich accessible red and black fruits, bacon, and light oak touches. It is balanced and flavorful with savory tannins and a long ripe hedonistic finish.