Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Syrah la Times Wine of the Week 2009

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Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Syrah is classic cool climate syrah with elegance and balance. On the palate pure flavors of dried raspberry, blueberry with hints of cola nut framed by spice. 850755000622

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Qupé is dedicated to producing handcrafted Rhône varietals and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast. We employ traditional winemaking techniques to make wines that are true to type and speak of their vineyard sources. Our goal is to make wines with impeccable balance that can be enjoyed in their youth, yet because of the good acidity from cool vineyard sites can also benefit from ageing. ... Read more
Qupé is dedicated to producing handcrafted Rhône varietals and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast. We employ traditional winemaking techniques to make wines that are true to type and speak of their vineyard sources. Our goal is to make wines with impeccable balance that can be enjoyed in their youth, yet because of the good acidity from cool vineyard sites can also benefit from ageing. We are committed to sourcing grapes from some of the best and most prestigious vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Qupé Wine Cellars is located on the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, California. Qupé shares a production facility with Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat, and together they have a production and sales support staff. Jim Adelman is the General Manager and also shares winemaking duties. Once a year, during harvest, visiting winemakers and wine professionals with various backgrounds (many from different states and countries) in the wine business come to work with Bob and Jim at the winery to share techniques and ideas. Focusing on fruit grown in the Central Coast Appellation of California, Qupé produces Rhone varietals and Chardonnay. A majority of Qupé’s wines (about 50%) are made from grapes grown on the Bien Nacido Vineyard, where the Syrah and Chardonnay are planted and grown to Bob’s specifications. In addition to Bien Nacido, Qupé also farms (using organic practices) a 14 acre vineyard in Los Olivos called “Ibarra-Young Vineyard.” The balance of the Qupé wines are made from grapes grown at various vineyards in the Central Coast appellation of California. Bob and his wife Louisa have recently purchased an 80 acre vineyard site in the Edna Valley which they began planting in the spring of 2005. This vineyard will be developed and farmed under the rigorous principles of Biodynamic Farming. Read less
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09/09/2012

Rich red and black fruit on the nose with smoke, pepper and graphite. Flavors of ground black pepper, chocolate and blackberry. Zesty herbs and nice minerality. Lingers nicely. 90 pts. 9/2/12 at tasting room


External Reviews for Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Syrah la Times Wine of the Week

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Bright purple. Blackberry and cassis scents are complicated by notes of game, black pepper and bitter chocolate. Spicy dark fruit flavors show good concentration and focus, with zesty acidity adding spine. Finishes with good cut, length and linger... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2009 Qupe Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Showing the toasted nut, meat, and minerality from the vineyard, the 2009 Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard boasts loads of black fruits, cracked peppercorns, leaf tobacco, and wet stone like minerality the shines more on the finish. Medium to full-bod... Rhone Report, The. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2009 Qupe Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2012

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2009 Qupe Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard 750ml



Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Syrah is classic cool climate syrah with elegance and balance. On the palate pure flavors of dried raspberry, blueberry with hints of cola nut framed by spice. 850755000622

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