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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Qupe Reserve Block 11 Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2010
Qupe Reserve Block 11 Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2010
(search item no. 127252)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is 100% Chardonnay from Block Eleven, a 6 acre custom block planted exclusively for Qupé in 1997. I like oak in Chardonnay, as long as its good oak and as long as the Chardonnay has balance. This wine carries its oak off perfectly. The aromas are classic cool climate chardonnay with hints of lime, pears and wet stone with a strong underpinning of creme brulee and sweet oak. The flavors are rich but nicely balanced by clean, fresh acidity...mouth-filling with a long finish.
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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.