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Qupé Viognier Santa Ynez Valley 2006

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Notes on the Qupe Viognier Ibarra-Young Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley 375ml 2006 : 375ML Half BottleWINEMAKER NOTES: Viognier grapes are wonderfully aromatic in the vineyard and many winemakers are seduced by those aromatics and pick too ripe – resulting in high alcohol, flat tasting wines. I like those aromatics too, but I prefer balance, acidity, alcohols under 14% (the '06 is 13.7%) and the minerality that accompanies this style. This is not a wine to age – although it can. I recently pulled out a 1994 for Yves Cuilleron and François Villard and they were impressed. I like viognier when it's young and fresh...drink this before the 2007 comes along. QUPE VIOGNIER IBARRA-YOUNG VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY 375ML 2006

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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

Notes on the Qupe Viognier Ibarra-Young Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley 375ml 2006 : 375ML Half BottleWINEMAKER NOTES: Viognier grapes are wonderfully aromatic in the vineyard and many winemakers are seduced by those aromatics and pick too ripe – resulting in high alcohol, flat tasting wines. I like those aromatics too, but I prefer balance, acidity, alcohols under 14% (the '06 is 13.7%) and the minerality that accompanies this style. This is not a wine to age – although it can. I recently pulled out a 1994 for Yves Cuilleron and François Villard and they were impressed. I like viognier when it's young and fresh...drink this before the 2007 comes along. QUPE VIOGNIER IBARRA-YOUNG VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY 375ML 2006

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