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Qupe Los Olivos Cuvee Santa Ynez Valley 2010

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2010 Qupe Los Olivos Cuvee Santa Ynez Valley 750ml

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Qupé:
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

Editorial Reviews for Qupe Los Olivos Cuvee Santa Ynez Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,715
3.50 5
09/13/2013

Organic 47% syrah, 29% mourvedre, 24% Grenache Rather herb driven and meaty with grilled beef aromas topped by gentle floral notes, cracked pepper, and wild strawberry fruit on the nose. Smooth and fairly polished In a medium bodied easy to drink style, the Maxtap is a bit rustic in comparison. There’s a big core of juicy red fruit very strawberry toned then backed up with flashes of almost bitter black fruit. With good length on the finish this is very easy to drink with some subtle complexity and a lovely core of wild cherry fruit on the midpalate that segues into something a bit more chocolaty on the moderately long finish. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,715
4.00 5
09/12/2013

Dark oily spice aromas on the nose with some light smoky undertones and fine black fruit that shows some blueberry tones all come together nicely if a bit mysteriously. Showing nice tension on entry this delivers rather precise if rather ripe red and black fruit flavors with a nice salty tone and a clay mineral element on the palate. The dark fruit builds on the moderately long finish which shows a hint of caramel and vanilla sweetness. This is earthy and somewhat muscular but the finish leaves just a little to be desired. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,715
4.50 5
09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
09/09/2012

White pepper and red fruit on the nose. Cedar notes. Lots of dark soil amidst the red and black fruit. 87 pts. 9/2/12 at tasting room



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