+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Qupe Marsanne Santa Ynez Valley California Bottle 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Berry Bros & Rudd review: Despite initially looking like a washout, the vintage was saved by sporadic<br/>heat waves and the result (oddly!) is a terrifically balanced wine. Qupe are<br/>veterans (by US standards) at Marsanne growing, as they have been doing so<br/>since 1987. This wine has floral hints as well as more prominent honey and<br/>citrus. There is an excellent minerality running through it that suggests this<br/>will age well. The winemaker believes this will go for up to 20 years! <br/>(Mark Ross, Fine Wine Commercial Manager, June 09)

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

Vintages

  • 2007

+ Vintage
Winery: Qupé
Color: White
Varietal: Marsanne
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Berry Bros & Rudd review: Despite initially looking like a washout, the vintage was saved by sporadic<br/>heat waves and the result (oddly!) is a terrifically balanced wine. Qupe are<br/>veterans (by US standards) at Marsanne growing, as they have been doing so<br/>since 1987. This wine has floral hints as well as more prominent honey and<br/>citrus. There is an excellent minerality running through it that suggests this<br/>will age well. The winemaker believes this will go for up to 20 years! <br/>(Mark Ross, Fine Wine Commercial Manager, June 09)

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

  • $16.79
    16% off
    Galil Mountain Winery Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Shiraz Cabernet Kosher
    Galil Mountain Winery Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Shiraz Cabernet Kosher 2009
  • $34.19
    17% off
    Vincent Girardin Saint-Aubin les Murgers de Dents de Chien Premiere Cru
    Vincent Girardin Saint-Aubin les Murgers de Dents de Chien Premiere Cru 2006
See More Deals






Snooth Media Network