Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2010

Wow. This was an absolutely stunning btl of Syrah. On the nose: violets, olive brine, bacon, soft vanilla cream, blackberry, dried blackberry, soft leather...amazing complexity. On the palate: fantastic acidity and density, pure syrah fruit, and very soft tannin on the finish. — 5 days ago

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Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2011

From magnum. 1st day was all about high toned red fruit, herb, secondary characteristics. Now the plum and berry are emerging on day 2 and I’m enjoying it much more. Has more life in it. 13% alcohol. Vinous 92. — 2 months ago

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Jason and Jennie

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@Scott Rose my first one. Definitely will look out for more.
Scott Rose

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@Jason and Jennie Qupé founder Bob Lundquist sold the winery in 2018 and is doing his thing now under the Verdad & Lindquist Family Wines name in the same area. Haven’t had any of the recent Qupé wines and only 4-5 of Bob’s newer wines since the sale.
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@ Jason and Jennie If you liked that Qupé Syrah, I’d check out Ojai Vineyards Syrahs for more Syrah goodness.


Reserve Santa Barbara County Syrah 2013

Color still very youthful. Nose is somewhat sultry, even with significant air. Lots of smoky gravel, juniper berry, tart dark berry, sweat, dark liquid minerals, dried irises. Focused and more berry-centric in the mouth, concentrated, with a long fragrant finish. A small note of alcoholic pepperiness accompanies some some remains tannin. Lots of unique character. — 4 months ago

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These wines are always so good!


Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Grenache 2016

Drank with onion and pepper brats and peach, tomato, and corn salad at Grand Lake cousin’s camp (2021). Light mouthfeel, hint of pepper and spice, but the spice might be the peppers. Raspberry, strawberry, and mild blueberries. Lighter than my style but good with the brats and good fruit. — 2 days ago

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Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Syrah 2002

Bretty but good. And could almost fool you for Northern Rhone — 2 months ago

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Sawyer Linquist Vineyard Marsanne Viognier 2015

2015 vintage - a little age has done wonders for this wine — 2 months ago


Santa Barbara County Grenache 2017

Earthier than expected. Cool. — 24 days ago


Estate Bien Nacido Hillside Roussane 2015

A little butterscotch on the nose, nice roundness to the wine, almost apricot flavors, very tasty! A bargain at state line liquor in Maryland. — a month ago


Central Coast Syrah 2018

Inky purple vermilion.
Black cherry, bacon, and black pepper.
Thick start, decent acidity, light bitterness and medium astringency.
Well made wine:)
— 2 months ago

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Alban Vineyard Roussanne 1995

Still very much alive and quite enjoyable. Straw yellow in the glass. Nose of apricots, ripe pears and butterscotch. Nice acidity brings this one fully into balance. Would be fun to have a couple more bottles just to see how long it could go… — 3 months ago