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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2009
Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2009
(search item no. 111031)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine represents about half of the wine we made in 2009. It is a blend of 98% syrah, 1% tempranillo and 1% mourvedre; it is 70% cool climate fruit (45% Santa Barbara County, 25% Edna Valley) and 30% warm climate Paso Robles; the vineyards are French Camp (Paso Robles) 30%, Sawyer Lindquist (Edna Valley) 25%, Bien Nacido (Santa Maria Valley) 24%, Chabot (Santa Barbara County) 18%, Ibarra-Young (Santa Ynez Valley) 2.5% and Alisos (Santa Barbara County) 0.5%. This is a classic Central Coast syrah, combining the spice and acidity of the cool climate grapes with the forward fruit of the warm climate grapes. It has the balance to be age worthy...in fact we just received an email the other day from a customer telling us how much they enjoyed a bottle of our 1989 Syrah-Central Coast! Best to drink it though and save your cellar space for our single vineyard syrahs.
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About Qupe:

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.