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Los Olivos Grocery USD 14.99 750ml

Qupé Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005

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Compared to the more savoury, minerally examples from the Northern Rhône, BobLindquist has managed to preserve the grape's inimitable pepper/plum characterwhile imbuing it with a lick of West Coast sunshine. Yet ironically, Bob haschosen to stick with Syrah' rather than sell out to Shiraz', perhaps indeference to the grape's heritage. This wine offers rich damson, toasty wildthyme mint aromas, while the palate is silky textured, decadently opulentwith plum blackpepper fruit flavours and a terrific umph! One for thosevenison sausages. (David Berry Green-BBR Buyer)

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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... 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: wwalker1013
1016747155
5.00 5
01/13/2012

Pretty safe picking anything from Bien Nacido's vineyards, and this certainly does not disappoint!


Snooth User: gunnarmcclellan
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3.50 5
12/17/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Qupé Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis is a classic vintage of Bien Nacido Syrah structured, balanced, spicy with persistent fruit. The aromas show typical cool climate character of white and black pepper, thyme and dried raspberries. Tannins are moderated by rich fruit and spices with the kind of refreshing acidity that makes you want more. This ranks among our best ever and will age nicely for 10-15 years.



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Compared to the more savoury, minerally examples from the Northern Rhône, BobLindquist has managed to preserve the grape's inimitable pepper/plum characterwhile imbuing it with a lick of West Coast sunshine. Yet ironically, Bob haschosen to stick with Syrah' rather than sell out to Shiraz', perhaps indeference to the grape's heritage. This wine offers rich damson, toasty wildthyme mint aromas, while the palate is silky textured, decadently opulentwith plum blackpepper fruit flavours and a terrific umph! One for thosevenison sausages. (David Berry Green-BBR Buyer)

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