Wine Qupé

Syrah ‘Bien Nacido Hillside Estate’ 2000, Qupé, Santa Maria Valley, California

Qupé are one of the great ambassadors for elegant and balanced Californian wines, and the Bien Nacido Vineyard is lauded as being California’s first cool climate Syrah. We were lucky to encounter this older vintage being poured from magnum: a lick of savoury brambly fruit, lushly textured, a bright beam of acidity keeping everything in check. Joyful.