Monday, December 13, 2010

Qupe' Syrah 2008

This was the young wine that I took to the Syrah tasting on Saturday and it was the youngest wine of the day.  It was my second favorite of the day, primarily because it went so well with the large plate of barbecued ribs that were in the center of the table.  A bright nose of red cherries and red plums was followed by medium depth and the full flavor of those cherries, the fruit component was delicious.  This wine wasn't brooding and dark, it was open and welcoming.  Great acidity meant it went well with the food.  It finished with more fruit and a nice hint of spice at the very end.  13.5% alcohol and $18.

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