2012 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink by 2015 (Edit)
CT87.3 8 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Klainetal wrote: 81 points

    February 12, 2017 - Past prime but drinkable.

  • Klainetal wrote: 88 points

    August 14, 2016 - Mellow. I think the Viognier over powers the Chardonnay at the wine ages. It's still a good drink

  • Christoffer78 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 17, 2015 - Very nice with an elegant, yet vivid approach. The 2012 Bien Nacido Cuvée offers up classical tones of butterscotch, honeysuckle and colza accompanied by citrus and plenty of minerals. The palate adds nicely to the overall experience with balance and integration as the number one keywords. This effort drinks nicely right now, but I am sure there is some development to be found if given a year in the cellar.

  • whits wrote: 88 points

    October 9, 2014 - juicy apples and white flowers on the nose, fresh, shows juicy peaches, pears, tropical fruit, kiwi fruit and citrus with a long, tangy finish, delicious and balanced, refreshing

  • Niccolo Donzella wrote: 89 points

    June 23, 2014 - This is a particularly well done Viognier/Chard blend, with a floral nose followed by a deep, wheat and mineral palate. The finish is quite long with a hint of lemon.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/9/2015 (link)

    (Qupé, Bien Nacido Cuvée Santa Maria Valley White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Qupé
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bien Nacido Cuvée
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley
  • UPC Code 850755000714

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 15 (22%)
  • Consumed 52 (78%)

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