Winery Tasting Notes: “Broad shouldered and muscular, yet food friendly and approachable, our 2014 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.”
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cab France, 2% Malbec
Alcohol Level: 14.9%
Cases Produced: Still researching
Winemaker: John Hazak
Maturity: Ready to drink now or hold for three to five years.
Pairings: Suggestions from the winery: “The Uppercut story begins with our goal to create the perfect wines for sizzling steaks, fresh-caught fish and cracked crab (to name only a few delicious pairings).”