JD 97, WA 96, WE 94, V 94
Blended with 9% Merlot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Upchurch Vineyard has an impressive nose that embodies the essence of a world-class Cabernet. It doesn't have the pyrazine notes of green bell pepper on the nose, as the fruit is focused yet almost shy. After I got the glass spinning, the aromas blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum all sing with elegance and ease. The medium to full-bodied palate is clean and focused, showing a mineral tension with a balanced backbone with an excellent structure to carry this wine for decades. The wine is finessed with a silken tapestry of complex black fruit and rocky earth that drinks with excellent precision. The wine ends is long and taut on the extended finish that continues to evolve and show more of its secrets as time goes on. It's an exceptional wine that should age in the cellar like a champion. I have a feeling that the price is going to increase, so get it now.
- Anthony Mueller, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2019)
The Westport community and surrounding area have welcomed Black Bear Wines and Spirits as their premier provider of fine wine, unique beer, and specialty spirits. Black Bear Wines and Spirits offers a large inventory of unique products, provides in-store wine & spirit classes on select Fridays, and supports local charities and their events.
Inspired by the American Black Bear, our service and offerings aspire to its reputation as one of the most intriguing and magnificent species in the world. Bold in stature and character, the Black Bear is also known for its solitary nature and keen intelligence.
The distinctive qualities of this awe-inspiring animal can be found in the world's finest wines and spirits. From full-bodied Bordeaux with a strong backbone, to smooth, imported vodka infused with the light zest of wild berries; they are both distinctive and magnificent. And we offer them to you with our commitment to the very highest level of service.
221 Post Road West | Westport, CT 06880
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Sunday 11 am - 6 pm