2018 Qupe Central Coast Syrah
2018 Qupe Central Coast Syrah Aged 16 months in (15% new) François Frères Burgundy barrels, this Syrah-dominant blend with 13% Grenache, 3% Tempranillo, and 2% Mourvèdre comprises fruit sourced from vineyards spanning from Santa Ynez to Paso Robles. With an echo of the Northern Rhône, it shows the grip, grit, graphite, and bite that true Syrah lovers seek out. Aromas of stemmy dark fruit, earth, and animale make a deep impact, as do flavors of black pepper and juicy plum. The sensational mouthfeel and finish of dark chocolate–covered cherry leave us convinced that this beloved label remains an icon—and a great value to boot.