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Qupe 2013 Marsanne, Santa Barbara County, California

Available:  Only 2 left in stock $22.99
Size: 750.00ml
75% Marsanne, 25% Roussanne Qupé (kyoo-pay) is a Native American Chumash word for California Poppy, our state flower. This white, northern Rhone style wine comes from three vineyards: Ibarra-Young, La Pressa and Bien Nacido. It was barrel-fermented and aged eight months in once used French oak barrels. Offering up lots of juicy apple, citrus blossom, mint and a hint of honey. Built to last, this medium-bodied, nicely balanced and lively Marsanne has reached it’s prime drinking window. Bob Lindquist, the founder of Qupé is one of the original ‘Rhone Rangers’ whose focus is creating American Rhone varietal wines in the soils of California’s Central Coast, made from the same grape varietals that have flourished for centuries in France’s Rhone Valley. Northern Rhone whites are blends such as this. After selling his winery in late 2018, Bob remains a consulting winemaker at Qupé and had started a small family label Lindqusit Wines with his wife, Lousia Sawyer LIndqusit of Verdad wines. Food Pairing: Pasta Carbonara, or other rich creamy pastas dishes as well as fish in lemon butter sauces.

Varietal: Marsanne

Vintage: 2013

Wine Type: White