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Qupe Viognier Sawyer Lindquist 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Biodynamic Toasty oats and heathery on the nose with fine lime and kumquat notes topped with honeysuckle and mineral notes. Rather light and fresh on entry with a nice bit of richness to the midpalate which shows a lovely hint of grippy astringency along with apricot and honey/lime flavors that turn a bit more minerally and more citrusy on the long finish. This really shows nice poise and focus, in a slightly slightly smaller scale than one typically finds with Viognier. 91pts

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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 Viognier Sawyer Lindquist

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,801
4.50 5
09/13/2013

Biodynamic Toasty oats and heathery on the nose with fine lime and kumquat notes topped with honeysuckle and mineral notes. Rather light and fresh on entry with a nice bit of richness to the midpalate which shows a lovely hint of grippy astringency along with apricot and honey/lime flavors that turn a bit more minerally and more citrusy on the long finish. This really shows nice poise and focus, in a slightly slightly smaller scale than one typically finds with Viognier. 91pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,801
4.60 5
09/13/2013

Four and a half glasses




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