2018 Uppercut Cabernet
2018 Uppercut Cabernet,,Napa Valley, USA
Broad shouldered and muscular, yet food friendly and approachable, our Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon makes the perfect match for a sizzling steak. The wine’s generous black cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors draw you in and then, with each swirl and sip, reveal complex hints of mocha, anise, tamari and mineral, plus a racy hint of smokiness. Well-structured tannins give this wine the backbone to stand up to boldly flavored foods, as well as a plush texture that carries the rich dark-fruit flavors through the lingering finish. This wine’s multilayered personality is unmistakably Napa Valley Cab.
Covering the most vine acreage in the state compared to any other red wine variety, Cabernet Sauvignon produces as much wine in California as Merlot and Pinot Noir combined. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates, as well as the freedom of its winemakers, allow for an incredible range of wine styles from this single grape.
California’s most famous region—and especially for Cabernet Sauvignon—is the acclaimed Napa Valley. While Cabernet is successful throughout the world, rarely has it achieved such merit as it does from the Napa Valley. At this point the two are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other.
The whole idea of Uppercut is producing affordable Cabernet from one of the world’s premier winegrowing regions. Fortunately, winemaker Chris Cooney has access to fruit from some of Napa’s best valley, bench and mountain vineyards. This gives him the latitude to create a wine that is rich, complex and consistent from vintage to vintage.Uppercut has sourced their 2010 Uppercut Cabernet from the entire length of Napa Valley for layers of flavors and impeccable balance. Almost half of the grapes came from Rutherford, in the heart of Napa Valley, and another quarter from Calistoga and St. Helena to the north. The flexibility of sourcing is one of the keys to Uppercut’s success. The winemaker’s intention with Uppercut is produce a delicious, affordable wine that pairs well with food and delivers the unmistakable flavor and personality of Napa Valley.