Qupe Syrah Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Vineyard 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 123995
  • ST92
  • WE92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • W&S96

Winemaker's Notes

The Hillside Estate Syrah shows notes of black pepper, raspberries, cola and Provençal herbs. The flavors round out into friendly accents of sweet French oak. This is a high-quality wines that could benefit from a few years in the cellar.

Critical Acclaim

"Massive blackberry, cherry, currant and mocha flavors characterize this dry, potent Syrah. At the age of five, it’s round and mellow in the mouth, with firm tannins and a gentle scour of acidity. Just beginning to show its stuff. Drink now–2018."
92 Points

"Glass-staining ruby. Vibrant aromas of cassis, cherry-cola, candied licorice and Asian spices. Juicy, supple and sweet, with intense cassis and red berry flavors complicated by notes of lavender, licorice, fresh herbs and black pepper. Very syrah in character. Bright acidity adds cut to the long, gently tannic, penetrating finish."
92 Points

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healea11 - Broomall, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/15/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
A wet bold red with a little bit of a spicy after taste. Based on the other reviews I plan to try it with steak. Usually I prefer a little more fruity, shiraz. So far Jim Berry Shiraz has been my favorite.
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Anie - Bay Shore, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/13/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Really great tasting wine. Goes well with meat. Will purchase again!!!
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NiCkItA - Copiague, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/13/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Meat
This is a great tasting wine. A very smooth wine that would go great with any type of red meat! YUM
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Learn About Qupe Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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