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Qupé Santa Barbara County Syrah 2012 375ml

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SKU 4657

375ml

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This is classic cool climate Syrah from an outstanding vintage. Deep and spicy, blue/black fruits, lavender, herbs and black pepper. This is a full bodied Syrah but still savory, elegant and under 14% alcohol. The balance and structure will serve this wine well in the cellar…drink it between 2015 - 2018 if you want the fruit, or put it down for 10-15 years if you want aged complexity.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Brand Qupé
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastPlump boysenberry and dewy sagebrush meet with a touch of wet asphalt on the nose of this bottling by Bob Lindquist, whose pioneering brand is now part of Charles Banks' portfolio. Dark purple fruits, from blueberry to blackberry, show on the palate, but with refreshing tartness, as do more complex nuances of menthol, eucalyptus and incense.

Matt Kettmann, June 1, 2016
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateReminding me of a quality St. Joseph from France's Northern Rhone valley, the 2012 Syrah Santa Barbara County (75% Bien Nacido Vineyard and 25% Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard) offers lots lot pepper, olive tapenade, bacon fat and blackberry fruit to go with a medium-bodied, beautifully textured and nicely structured feel on the palate. Incorporating 2% Grenache and aged 22 months in 25% new French oak, it's a rock-solid, high-quality Syrah to drink over the coming decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015