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Qupé Roussanne Santa Maria Valley Hillside Estate Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005

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Notes on the Qupe Roussanne Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Santa Maria Valley 2005 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 92 POINTS A stunning effort, the 2005 Roussanne Bien Nacido Vineyard reveals classic aromas of quince, rose petals, honeysuckle, lemon oil, and marmalade. This medium to full-bodied white possesses fabulous fruit purity, presence, depth, and intensity in addition to a long, lingering finish. Drink this terrific Roussanne during its first 1-2 years of life, but if you have the guts to age it, I would not be surprised if it were performing well in 10-15 years. WA # , #172 (Aug 2007) Robert ParkerNVWE NOTES: This is a youthfully bright, optimally ripe and distinctive Roussanne, with tightly wound aromas of citron, minerals and roasted cereal grains, made exotic by overlays of mango and kiwi. In the mouth it proves palate-coating and quite distinctive in flavor, with pear and tropical fruits over a coiled background of lime and grapefruit. It is extremely long and never less than youthful, and despite its obvious current charms, it will be much more distinctive and delicious in another two years. 1,200 6 packs produced.QUPE ROUSSANNE BIEN NACIDO HILLSIDE ESTATE SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2005

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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... 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. Read less

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Snooth User: DeLovely
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4.00 5
06/09/2009

Deep, not drowning though. Notes of flowers and oranges take me back to Hawaii. Will seek another bottle, maybe different vintage, to store away.



Notes on the Qupe Roussanne Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Santa Maria Valley 2005 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 92 POINTS A stunning effort, the 2005 Roussanne Bien Nacido Vineyard reveals classic aromas of quince, rose petals, honeysuckle, lemon oil, and marmalade. This medium to full-bodied white possesses fabulous fruit purity, presence, depth, and intensity in addition to a long, lingering finish. Drink this terrific Roussanne during its first 1-2 years of life, but if you have the guts to age it, I would not be surprised if it were performing well in 10-15 years. WA # , #172 (Aug 2007) Robert ParkerNVWE NOTES: This is a youthfully bright, optimally ripe and distinctive Roussanne, with tightly wound aromas of citron, minerals and roasted cereal grains, made exotic by overlays of mango and kiwi. In the mouth it proves palate-coating and quite distinctive in flavor, with pear and tropical fruits over a coiled background of lime and grapefruit. It is extremely long and never less than youthful, and despite its obvious current charms, it will be much more distinctive and delicious in another two years. 1,200 6 packs produced.QUPE ROUSSANNE BIEN NACIDO HILLSIDE ESTATE SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2005

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