This wine is 50% viognier, mainly from Bien Nacido but with a few barrels of Ibarra-Young blended in, and 50% chardonnay all from Bien Nacido. As always, this wine is a blend of ultra ripe viognier which allows an intense aromatic character develop, and chardonnay picked at the low end of ripeness which adds acidity, freshness, balance and structure.
An unusual blend of Viognier and Chardonnay, the wine is brilliantly dry and crisp. It’s rich and spicy in citrus, tropical fruit and spice flavors, brightened with bracing acidity. Opulent, yet crisp and refreshing.
Qupe was founded in 1982 by Bob Lindquist. Located at the Bien Nacido Vineyard in northern Santa Barbara County, Qupe's current production is about 25,000 cases. Varietals produced include Chardonnay, Syrah, Marsanne, Viognier, a Syrah/Mourvedre blend, a Viognier/Chardonnay blend and Roussanne.