Qupe Roussanne 2008
White Wine from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Lush on the palate with bright acidity the wine exhibits green pear aromas, ripe peach flavors, with honey and hints of marzipan.
"Racy acidity gives this wine a brisk, uplifted mouthfeel. It’s rich in honeysuckle, citrus and vanilla flavors. This is Qupe’s most expensive white wine and a fine example of a California Roussanne. "
"Bright yellow. A wild, highly perfumed bouquet displays pineapple, mango, peach nectar and coconut, with a suave smokiness that expands with air. Fleshy and smooth in texture, with flavors similar to the aromas. Lush and inviting wine that finishes with very good cling, persistence and lingering spiciness. I'd drink this now."
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Qupe was founded in 1982 by Bob Lindquist. Located at the Bien Nacido Vineyard in northern Santa Barbara County, Qupe's current production is about 25,000 cases. Varietals produced include Chardonnay, Syrah, Marsanne, Viognier, a Syrah/Mourvedre blend, a Viognier/Chardonnay blend and Roussanne.
Learn About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...
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Other White Wine
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this grape is loved by almost
all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is
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