Saturday, September 22, 2007

Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Raspberry and sour cherry nose

Acidic core of red grapefruit and pepper

Clean, dry finish with herbs and red berries

This is a crisp and elegant style of Syrah, not a big, bold style like so many. It reminds me of a Southern Rhone style, putting it at the opposite end of the spectrum from the typical jammy Australian type.

With that said, it's a nice food wine that will probably prove to be versatile with food. Just don't expect a huge wine because you'd be disappointed.

I paid $13 for this bottle on sale, and have seen it more commonly for a couple bucks more. Raise a glass!

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