Qupé Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005
Compared to the more savoury, minerally examples from the Northern RhÃ´ne, 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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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.