I have been wanting to try this one for a while. slightly cooked blackberrys, black plums and anise with a hint of black pepper and thyme, and some clove, and white mushroom and savory black olive. Medium viscosity and body.
Medium Plus alcohol and noticeable medium tannins. Smoky yet smooth and delish.
#Qupe #2011 #CentralCoast #Syrah — 4 years ago
Another Total Wine pick-up, as I root for my LA Clippers on game 2 of the playoffs. Bien Nacido Vineyards is a cool-climate vineyard on the central coast of California. The word Qupé (pronounced kyoo-pay') is the Chumash Indian word for California poppy. Qupé wines focus on Rhône style wines, most notably their Syrah. This one still drinks young, shelf it for the next 7-10 years. Love this brand - next time you are in Los Olivos, taste their wines! ~$24 | #qupe #biennacido #syrah
On the eyes: Rusty Red-Garnet, Med Opacity, Bright, Med Stain/Tears, No Gas/Floc.
On the nose: Med Alcohol, Blackberry/Blueberry, Vinous/ Herbal notes.
On the tongue: Med Acid, Med Alcohol, Med Tannin, Jammy Black fruit, Blackberry-Blueberry, with Smokey Pressed Meats, Long Finish with Good Structure and Med Complexity. — 4 years ago