Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: **** $$ Qupe Syrah, Central Coast, California, 2006 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: I sampled a Qupe syrah from a vintage almost 10 years before this one, a sampling of the 1997 vintage.

Original tasting and review : This is Qupe Syrah, Central Coast, California, 2006, finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium deep red.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft red berry fruit with a creamy overtone.  From the aroma, seems like this will be soft and engaging.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated. Red berries are blended with a creamy supporting structure.  Bright, aromatic, layered.  Finish is lengthy, balanced and continues to spit red fruit into your cheeks for a full minute.

In summary: Overall, rates an impressive four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  No question that this is a best value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Qupe Syrah.

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