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Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2009

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The wine is a blend of 12 different vineyards on the Central Coast blending cool & warm climates. The wine is consistently appealing with juicy, ripe berry flavors enhanced by spicy pepper aromatics and a smoky finish. It is well structured with crisp acidity from the cool climate and juicy fruit qualities from the warmer regions.

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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 Syrah Central Coast

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,122
0.00 5
02/05/2013

Medium ruby color; pepper, very savory, charcoal nose; tasty, savory, tart black fruit, tobacco, roasted meat palate; medium-plus finish 93 points


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Snooth User: Matthew MacVicar
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3.50 5
04/06/2014

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Qupe Syrah Central Coast

External Review
11/14/2013

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 lingering spiciness. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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05/21/2011

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.



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The wine is a blend of 12 different vineyards on the Central Coast blending cool & warm climates. The wine is consistently appealing with juicy, ripe berry flavors enhanced by spicy pepper aromatics and a smoky finish. It is well structured with crisp acidity from the cool climate and juicy fruit qualities from the warmer regions.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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