(2010 Vintage) Powerful and heady is a most apt description of this wine. Aromas of pineapple, vanilla, honey, honey suckle, apple, pear and mango mix nicely with hard spice aromas from extended barrel age. Mouth coating flavors of crisp apple, verbena tea and some citrus notes are found in each mouthful. The rich texture and well structured sugar/acid balance of Roussanne make it a food friendly wine.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Very rich and very well-fruited with top-notes of honey and hardwood spice to its themes of optimally ripened pears, Qupe's Roussanne surprises by showing a little more nervy acidity than expected once in the mouth. Even if a touch tangy and slightly hot at the end, it is just as fruity at the finish as it is at the start, and it should stay in good shape and grow for several years.
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Wine Enthusiast(2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 10/01/2013