2009 Qupe "Sonnie's - Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard" Edna Valley Syrah (750ml)

2009 Qupe "Sonnie's - Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard" Edna Valley Syrah (750ml)

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91 points Vinous

Bright purple. Intensely perfumed aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, smoky Indian spices and olive, with slow-building florality and a touch of mocha. Deeply pitched dark fruit flavors show a strong spicy quality and pick up sweetness with air. Boasts solid grip and serious power on the finish, which lingers with very good tenacity. This extremely unevolved wine needs bottle aging. (JR)  (11/2011)

91 points Wine & Spirits

This is the first vintage from 26 acres of syrah Bob Lindquist planted in 2005, farmed biodynamically. The wine is a barrel selection, layering blueberry and plum flavors into red scents of strawberry and rhubarb as it expands with air. There's spice to the supple texture, the flavor of a spice rub as it gently caramelizes into a roast—the wine providing a clear parallel to the foods it would best accompany.  (2/2011)