Red

2008 Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Maria Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • gwkozar Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 23, 2014 - Drank at wine diner at Nook with 5 other Syrahs. very nice, behaving wine, light-midweight (compared to Cali Donelan, more of summer syrah!), very silky and smooth. one of better on the table. Noe of the earthiness found in the Rhone's, and no bold jaminess that was in the Aussie Penfolds.

  • S1 Likes this wine:

    December 8, 2013 - Tasting Syrah Blind in the Sunroom (It's for charity, after all): Very grapey on the nose with assertive black pepper, soft fruits and mild tannins. This shows a little heat on the finish but overall a very pleasant bottle. It isn't complicated but worth trying another.

  • henrygjeffreys Likes this wine:

    February 4, 2013 - n - meaty, TP, smoky
    light-bodied, fragrant, ripe sweet fruit but dry, some spiciness
    really gorgeous
    ripe, intense and long but also refreshing
    super and excellent value at $25

  • Biggsy Likes this wine: (89 points)

    August 25, 2012 - As per the last bottle. Very aromatic, juicy ripe red berry fruit and a touch of spicy wood leaping from the glass. Plump and silky smooth with powerful ripe fruit and a gamey-ness on the finish. A stunning sale bargain at £32/6.

  • Biggsy wrote: (90 points)

    July 7, 2012 - Consistent with previous bottles. Nice ripe red berry, almost bloody, aromas. Glossy and almost volumptuous with red berries filling the palate, velvety smooth with a nice meaty finish. Good.

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, Issue #153 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Qupé
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bien Nacido Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 35 (34%)
  • Consumed 69 (66%)

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