2006 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2011 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • ScottGoodwin Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 17, 2010 - Powedered wet cement on the nose. Almost no fruit at first. Palate has rich tropical fruit with balancing acidity. Minerally. Shortish finish. Lemon zest. Day 3 - all weirdness on the nose blew off. Sulphury with honey. Still lots of honeyed tropical fruit and apples on the palate. Acidity keeps it in balance. Great pairing with pesto.

  • ScottGoodwin wrote: 90 points

    September 15, 2009 - Mandarin orange and pink grapefruit. Some vanilla/oak. Tropical fruits. Very balanced in the mouth. I love the tart acidity.

  • thewineoceros wrote: 90 points

    August 7, 2009 - Champagne in colour this wine expresses itself with its individuality. Tropical fruit nose, with banana and grapefruit- all quite ripe. All this is compounded in the palate with a wonderful zeal and freshness. A good medium/long finish and decent midpalate. This makes a good food partner and is worth looking into.

  • poptart_nyc wrote: 90 points

    May 2, 2009 - better than their marsanne. dave cooked truffled rice with this-yum! and greeted me and the aunts with a glass at the begining of the kebab cookout. i liked the balance and the chard shows well, giving a base to the high toned viognier.

  • piitaabi wrote: 86 points

    April 19, 2009 - Dosen't seem to be performing as well as about a year ago. This wine seems to have a better balance when the "freshness" is still there.

    Still a good wine, but I do plan on consuming my last 2 bottles sooner rather than later. I belive it's starting to become discombobulated as it ages.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Qupe Bien Nacido Cuvee Santa Maria Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 8 (17%)
  • Consumed 40 (83%)

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