Qupé

Central Coast Syrah

8.8642 ratings
8.888 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The wine is dark, and smells that way. The nose is dominated by blackberry and plum aromas, with a dash of violets thrown in for good measure. There is also a certain set of fragrances that comes from the oak - spices, tobacco,cedar and the like. The palate is rich and delightful, if maybe a bit too boisterous. What do you want from Syrah, though? The tannins are firm and paired quite well with a glazed pork chop, duck rice and mashed potatoes.

The wine is dark, and smells that way. The nose is dominated by blackberry and plum aromas, with a dash of violets thrown in for good measure. There is also a certain set of fragrances that comes from the oak - spices, tobacco,cedar and the like. The palate is rich and delightful, if maybe a bit too boisterous. What do you want from Syrah, though? The tannins are firm and paired quite well with a glazed pork chop, duck rice and mashed potatoes.

Sep 26th, 2021
Will Stanley

Not bad. Nothing jaw-dropping about this wine either. Quite jammy and fruit-forward; lacking some essential structure.

Not bad. Nothing jaw-dropping about this wine either. Quite jammy and fruit-forward; lacking some essential structure.

Nov 12th, 2019
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.8

From 375. Dark, bodacious fruit, trending toward liqueur-like. Drink up!

From 375. Dark, bodacious fruit, trending toward liqueur-like. Drink up!

May 9th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Dark ruby in color with aromas of blackberry, plum, vanilla, and licorice. Plush, juicy, and fruit forward on the palate with medium tannins, medium acidity, and only 13.5% alcohol despite the particularly warm vintage. Blend of 81% Syrah, 9% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, and 2% Tempranillo aged in mostly neutral French oak. Sourced from a number of different vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties including primarily French Camp in Paso Robles, Alamo Creek in a cool climate area in southern SLO County, Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley, Sawyer Lindquist in the Edna Valley, and Ibarra-Young in the Los Olivos District of Santa Ynez. Consumed from a 375 mL bottled under a Stelvin screwcap.

Dark ruby in color with aromas of blackberry, plum, vanilla, and licorice. Plush, juicy, and fruit forward on the palate with medium tannins, medium acidity, and only 13.5% alcohol despite the particularly warm vintage. Blend of 81% Syrah, 9% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, and 2% Tempranillo aged in mostly neutral French oak. Sourced from a number of different vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties including primarily French Camp in Paso Robles, Alamo Creek in a cool climate area in southern SLO County, Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley, Sawyer Lindquist in the Edna Valley, and Ibarra-Young in the Los Olivos District of Santa Ynez. Consumed from a 375 mL bottled under a Stelvin screwcap.

Apr 12th, 2019
Ivonne Nill

Not as complex and interesting as in years past, with a slight jammy edge.

Not as complex and interesting as in years past, with a slight jammy edge.

Feb 11th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Quite lean on the structure. Good red fruits and meaty character. Black pepper really stands out in this one.

Quite lean on the structure. Good red fruits and meaty character. Black pepper really stands out in this one.

Oct 22nd, 2017
James Forsyth

2013 Qupe is dark and delicious, if rather straightforward. So widely available you can find this in decent restaurants (such as here, the Outermost Inn in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard) and Whole Foods.

2013 Qupe is dark and delicious, if rather straightforward. So widely available you can find this in decent restaurants (such as here, the Outermost Inn in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard) and Whole Foods.

Aug 29th, 2017
Justin Merkin

Have to say this is my new fav go to Wine. Tastes a level above its price range -
Opens up so well light but rich

Have to say this is my new fav go to Wine. Tastes a level above its price range -
Opens up so well light but rich

3 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Bertus van Zyl

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

8.8

Bright fruit, great structure and loads of spices

Bright fruit, great structure and loads of spices

2 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Glenn Baldwin

Nice wine. Let it breath a bit first. Big flavor but a too much spice for my taste. Layer Cake Shiraz a better choice for me

Nice wine. Let it breath a bit first. Big flavor but a too much spice for my taste. Layer Cake Shiraz a better choice for me

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014