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2008 Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard
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- > Santa Maria Valley
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.
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.
February 4, 2013 - n - meaty, TP, smoky
light-bodied, fragrant, ripe sweet fruit but dry, some spiciness
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.
Pro Reviews 2
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)
(Qupe Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 34 (32%)
- Consumed 72 (68%)