Qupé Syrah Magnums
Bob Lindquist is one of the original Rhone Rangers, a group of Central Coast wine producers that found a new world home for varietals from Southern France. One of Bob’s legacies was to highlight cool climate Syrah. These wines are not high in alcohol extract. Rather, they have a polished acidity and an integrated tannin with balanced alcohol.
Customer will receive 2 or 4 Random Magnums from this assortment of Qupé Syrah:
2014 or 2015 Qupé Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Syrah, Edna Valley
2008, 2012, 2013, or 2014 Qupé Sonnie’s Syrah, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley
$400 for 4 Bottles/MSRP$100 per Bottle/Not Sold Online
About The Winery
Here at Qupé, our wines focus on quality, character, and balance. We specialize in Rhône-style wines from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, that is farmed sustainable, the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in the Edna Valley, farmed biodynamically, and the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos, farmed organically. Bob Lindquist’s exacting standards and never-resting-on-laurels attitude, allows Qupé to continually be cutting edge and a benchmark other wineries aspire to be.
Qupé (pronounced kyoo-pay’) is the Chumash Indian word for California poppy. The Chumash are native to California’s Central Coast and Channel Islands; the California poppy is our state flower. Bob Lindquist added the accent to the word Qupé and gave it the pronunciation.
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Where’s everyone at?? Sleeping because they probably got too much Tryptophan today?? Maybe we need to hear REVELRY to wake everyone!!
Ok on a serious note, if the winery was sold, where’s this offer coming from and can we have more data on the bottle specifics? Not much available on the winery website.
I recently bought some older vintage Qupe from another vendor. In that offer email they referenced that Bob held onto the library wines at the time of sale.
“Because of an odd purchase agreement, Lindquist will still be selling Qupé wine for some time. Vintage bought the brand and the current release wines, but not the library… Lindquist maintains a substantial wine library that he will now sell to restaurant customers, and perhaps through a tasting room.”
OK; I give - I was turned on to Qupé Syrah from a Fess Parker wine club employee, actually a great guy, (who helped us expand our wine knowledge, before his death.) way back then we were club members.
In for 2, maybe it will be lost in the Continuum, or the
quantum realm; but I’m willing to change fate: because after all I do posses a Time Stone…
92 Points Qupé 2014 Sawyer-Lindquist Vineyard Syrah
This bottling from Syrah legend Bob Lindquist, sourced from the biodynamic vineyard that he planted, delivers snappy boysenberry, white pepper, rosemary and lavender aromas. The palate judiciously balances savory, peppery spice and lush purple floral notes with tangy black plum fruit and rosehip accents, making for a wondrous sip.
2008 Qupe “Sonnie’s-Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard” Edna Valley Syrah
91 points from Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Inky purple. Very ripe, pungent nose is at once decadent and lively, offering notes of candied dark berries, smoky minerals, black pepper, and olive. Lush and fine-grained, with ripe blackcurrant and olive tapenade flavors that are complemented by a note of black pepper. This rich wine finishes with velvety tannins and a lingering floral note. Plenty powerful but there’s a graceful quality to this as well.” (Nov/Dec '08) 91 points Wine & Spirits: “This is the first vintage from 25 acres of Syrah Bon Linquist planted in 2005, farmed biodynamically. The wine is a barrel selection, layering blueberry and plum flavors into red scents of strawberry and rhubarb as it expands with air. There’s spice to the supple texture, the flavor of a spice rub as it gently caramelizes into a roast–the wine providing a clear parallel to the foods it would best accompany.” (02/11)
2012 Qupé “Sonnie’s - Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard” Edna Valley Syrah
93 points Wine & Spirits
An annual selection of the best barrels off of the hilly, gravelly site that Bob Lindquist planted in 2005, Sonnie’s bursts with refreshing, detailed fruit in 2012, the flavors as dark and juicy as mulberries and black plums yet lively and mouthwatering, holding tightly to the stony cool of its structure. It’s pretty irresistible now, but has an effortless balance that will allow it to age gracefully. (10/2015)
93 points Wine Enthusiast
Bob Lindquist shows his mastery of cool-climate fruit with this bottling, which is redolent of asphalt, cracked black pepper, rosemary, lavender and damson plum. It’s fairly light in body but strong in tarry structure, offering loads of cracked peppercorn flavor with its juicy purple fruit. (MK) (7/2017)
@rjquillin@losthighwayz For me definitely the shipping, I would have bought 4 mags but the UPS is a definite no more purchases due to my shipping circumstances.
But hell the internet is awash with places that sell wine and will ship via FedEx.