2005 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2010 (Edit)
CT89.5 20 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • mjnickel Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 25, 2011 - This is well past the date most would say it should be opened, but you know what? It's still very good. There's structure here, and a pleasant round and full body. Chardonnay and Viognier (which are blended 50/50 in this) should be combined more often. The former provides food friendly gravitas and the latter gives a floral character that sets it apart.

  • hutch wrote: 88 points

    February 13, 2009 - This is holding up quite well. Medium bodied, with good fruit. Not much in the way of oak presence. Niether blend really dominates. Smooth, with a good finish.

  • Brian1970 wrote: 91 points

    September 29, 2008 - Consistent with prior notes. An outstanding QPR.

  • grrrpor wrote: 89 points

    April 18, 2008 - been a while since I've had a bottle. notes are from the 5th night of this being open (vacuum sealed in the frig) - still clean - just as nice - possibly nicer than first night. clean - some wild flowers and pollen. looking back at price - I'm pretty astonished at the QPR on this.

  • chateaumiller wrote: 93 points

    February 14, 2008 - OUTSTANDING

    See 5/8/07

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    A Wine Tasting Video, Episode #195, 3/7/2007 (link) 92+ points

    (QUPE BIEN NACIDO CUVEE) #1; COLOR-light golden; NOSE-great Viognier nose, tremendously intriguing, charred Oak, mango, pineapple, green English peas, thick white grape candy syrup aspect; TASTE-Wow, this wine is Rocking, tremendous balance of acidity, muted New World Oak, huge honeysuckle, boysenberry, kiwi & lime; tremendous segue from acidity to the long, rich & palate-coating finish; reminds me of a New World version of a $60-70 white Rhone blend ; RP-90; GV-92+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 19 (19%)
  • Consumed 82 (81%)

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