2009 Qupe Sonnie's Sawyer Syrah
Syrah •Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Maria Valley
SELL OUT ALERT: If you love incredible Syrah, you’ll simply flip out over today’s delicious Qupe 2009 Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Sonnie’s Syrah.
The recipient of nearly a dozen 90+ point scores (see below for a partial list), this fantastic wine delivers everything you’d expect from an elite Syrah. The wine is complex, fragrant, lush and very flavorful, all with a perfectly balanced disposition.
Agent Red practically did cartwheels around Wine Spies HQ when he secured this wonderful wine, and while he wants to stash a few cases away for himself, we assure you that you get first dibs. Just act soon, as this highly coveted wine could sell out before midnight.
Deep and inky with dark ruby hues that become darker toward the slightly opaque heart of the wine.
Dark and layered with dark cherry and plum on top of cured meats, clove, cinnamon, dark fig, cedar, forest floor and cracked pepper.
Deep and complex with black cherry, sweet tobacco, dark berry compote, stonefruit, twig, earth, supple leather, subtle dried herbs and a hint of sandalwood.
Extra long, led by bright fruits that gradually give way to complex earthy flavors. Plush tannins slowly dry the palate.
This plush wine begs to be enjoyed with an assortment of hard and soft sheep’s milk cheeses or a grilled ribeye. The adventurous Operative might also try this wine with a spicy beef Chili Colorado.