QUPE 2008 Bien Nacido "X Block" Santa Maria Valley Syrah

  • Year: 2008
  • Winery: QUPE
  • Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz
  • Region: Santa Barbara County
  • Retail Price: $100.00
  • Sale Price: $90.00

95 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (July 2013): "...deep and deftly crafted rendition that shows plenty of varietal weight and substance but does so with a remarkable sense of grace. Almost silky in feel upon entry, it gradually firms and takes on a fair bit of fine, yet drying tannins, and it has the structure and very sure fruity depth of a wine that could evolve for a decade or more."

94 points, Wine Enthusiast (Oct. 1, 2013):  "This bottling is the winery’s most expensive wine, and usually its best. Production of the ’08 was unusually low, resulting in amazing concentration. It’s basically a detonation of cherries, raspberries, currants, cola and mocha. New oak is present, in the form of delicate toast and wood spice, but is balanced..."

Just 202 cases made. Drink now or hold up to 20 years.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.