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Qupé Syrah Santa Maria Valley Nielson 2006

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Notes on the Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2006 375 Ml : 375ML Half BottleQUPE CENTRAL COAST SYRAH 2006 375 ML

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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

Member Reviews for Qupé Syrah Santa Maria Valley Nielson

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Snooth User: Wine Unfiltered
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2.50 5
06/21/2008

Pretty blase. Traditional to the point of forgettable. No real notes of anything distinguishable, but not a bad wine... just generic.


Snooth User: strikingvisage
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3.50 5
03/01/2009

Blackberry, vanilla, spice, lightly floral nose; some oak, relatively tannic w/ medium body, spicy finish. Well-balanced overall.


Snooth User: MAG
3151162
3.00 5
07/11/2008

A Syrah in color and body, but with only a touch of the trademark black pepper and spice of today's California Syrahs. Good, but not memorable.


Snooth User: talock
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4.00 5
05/05/2009

my understanding is that Qupe is trying to produce a more simple, old world style of the Rhone varietals. based on that, and that this is their entry level wine, i'd expect it to display character typical to french syrah without expanding much beyond that...almost a primer to their other wines, and i feel that's exactly what this is. i think it's very solid at that price point.


3.00 5
03/27/2009

Softening and with pleasant depth; yields typical cherry notes amid a framework of ripening tannins. Not opulent, and though it seems to promise further development, it might just be teasing.


Snooth User: Shafe
5612143
5.00 5
04/21/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Qupé Syrah Santa Maria Valley Nielson

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/03/2009

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
09/15/2009

?There's a lot of edge to this complex, meaty syrah. The fruit has a high-toned, cranberry character, 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 deeply-flavored dish.?


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/12/2008

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


External Review
10/18/2008

This is one of our best bottlings yet of this wine. The relatively cool vintage in 2006 allowed for long hang time and great acidity. The riper, forward fruit aspects of the Paso Robles fruit are balanced by the acidity and spiciness of the cool climate Santa Barbara fruit. This wine is made with early consumption in mind, but if you are so inclined, and since this is a special anniversary vintage, you can certainly put in the cellar for 8-10 years.



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