The Upstream wines are produced by the Watts family. The Watts family has been growing grapes for 4 generations. Their vineyards enjoy a unique micro climate near the Mokelumne River. After years of providing grapes to the best-known wineries in California, they finally decided to make our own wine starting with a 1999 Old Vine Zinfandel.
Today, the Watts family has earned a reputation for being excellent farmers as well so producers of many different varietals of award-winning wine.
Also as a special bonus, we will be offering amazing deals on the Upstream wines.
2012 Upstream Malbec
In the glass the wine is clear, vibrant ruby red evolving to violet. On the nose, pleasant aromas of fresh blueberries and blackberries mingle with hints of leather and spice, forest floor, wet stone and rose petal. The palate notes medium acidity, as tannins join in sync with jammy plum, cherry and tobacco. A slight hint of oak creates a round mouth feel.
2012 Upstream Chardonnay
An engaging floral nose with a brilliant balance of acidity that carries a bright array of tropical fruit, melon, and citrus. This is full-bodied, non-malolactic Chardonnay that oozes elegance, rich palate appeal and an exquisite finish.
2012 Upstream Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet in color, lustrous and clear with deep aromas of black cherry, currant and plum, supported by hints of oak and cloves. On the palate, black cherries, plums and currents are integrated with all spice, cloves, and eucalyptus. Medium tannins and balanced acidity with a long smooth finish.
2012 Upstream Zinfandel
Visually, the wine is an inviting rich garnet color. On the nose, the ample aromas of ripe black cherries and opulent blackberries couple with hints of earth from unique terrior of Mokelumne River AVA. A nice, balanced acidity and ample tannins combine wonderfully with notes of cherry, baking spices and tobacco.