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Qupé Central Coast Syrah 2012


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This is a pretty classic bottling of our Central Coast Syrah, our 31st consecutive vintage! The cooler climate grapes lend a savory, spicy character with refreshing acidity and balanced alcohol. The warmer climate grapes give the wine a more forward fruit character and add suppleness and earlier drinkability.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Brand Qupé
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • was91

Wine & Spirits"The 2012 is pretty great, especially considering the price, offering the full range of Syrah fruit, from smoky depths to clean blue fruit to lifted floral and peppercorn aromas. It's lively and gripping, for smoked pork."

  • v90

Vinous"Inky purple. Highly perfumed aromas of dark fruit liqueur, potpourri and incense, with a peppery spice quality emerging with air. Juicy blackberry and blueberry flavors are complicated by notes of allspice and violet, with a smoky quality sneaking in on the back end. Supple tannins build with air and give shape to the long, spicy, penetrating finish. Very fresh and very Syrah, with fruit to burn."

Josh Raynolds
  • wa85

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Syrah Central Coast is reminiscent of an inexpensive Cotes du Rhone with its peppery herbs and dark fruits, medium-bodied, lightly concentrated texture and straightforward personality. Drink it over the coming couple of years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2014