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Qupé Syrah Central Coast 2008

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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

External Reviews for Qupé Syrah Central Coast

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright red-ruby. Raspberry, blackberry, currant and violet on the slightly candied nose. Sappy, fairly intense and fruity, with lively acids giving the wine a refreshing tart edge. Finishes with fine tannins and good length. Nicely ripe for this bottling.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A simple syrah, this is mouthwatering even with its superripe red-fruit core, coastal in its feel. For grilled quail.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Deep ruby-red. Spicy dark berries, chocolate, espresso and a whiff of black olive on the nose. Supple, broad, spicy and dry, currently showing more pepper, herbs, flowers and gingerbread than fruit. Lush but not heavy. Finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This is a spicy, zesty syrah with firm, peppercorn-scented tannins that grip its juicy blueberry flavor. With air, aromas of sage and thyme emerge to give it a sense of complexity. Whatandrsquo;s most appealing is the balance between the wineandrsquo;s silky texture and lean, fresh flavor. Try it with spicy Thai sausage.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/14/2010

A tasty and aromatic Syrah from Qupé, a specialist in Rhône grapes. This medium-bodied wine boasts classic Syrah flavors: black fruit and a touch of black pepper.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a lot of edge to this complex, meaty syrah. The fruit has a cranberry flavor and the aromas are full on, with rose-petal-to-the-metal intensity. It ends firm and fresh, its purple color ready to brighten any offal, particularly braised tripe.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The red wines include some excellent bargains. The 2005 Syrah Central Coast (20,000 cases produced) is a knock-out bargain for a Rhocirc;ne Ranger offering. Dark ruby with loads of peppery berry fruit touched by roasted Provenccedil;al herbs, it possesses supple tannin, impressive purity and overall harmony, and a surprisingly long, layered finish. This beauty should drink nicely for 4ndash;5 years.


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