An insane 55% discount (or $25 off per bottle!) on cool climate Syrah at its finest, the Qupé Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah.
Another week, another Insider Deal from a famed winemaker with a Taste Rating of 10 and a massive discount!
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Going into last week’s amazing offer on the extremely age-worthy wines from Clark Smith I was a little bit worried about what could possibly come next. Basically I wasn’t sure if we’d ever be able to top that deal. Well guess what, it only took a week and I think we might have done it!
I’m a huge fan of Syrah and cool climate Syrah in particular and today we’ve got a truly excellent example from one of the masters.
Today’s wine was made by Qupé founder and winemaker Bob Lindquist and has been considered his “reserve” level wine since he began making it in 1994. (Note this is the 2012 vintage which was made long before Bob recently sold his stake in Qupé to Vintage Wine Estates.)
This is a single vineyard 100% Syrah coming from the hillside Z Block at Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. The wine spends around 24 months in new and neutral barrels. The favorite 15 barrels are selected and bottled for this wine.
The current vintage of this offering from Qupé (the 2014) has an SRP of $45. The average price on wine-searcher is $41, and in fact, the average retail price has never dipped below $36 in the last 4 years! Not to mention that in general Syrah from Santa Maria Valley is usually well over $40.
While I can’t be sure, I’m doubtful this wine has ever been offered as low as $20. Typically only a few hundred cases are made each vintage (those 15 barrels mentioned above).
Today’s deal gets you 3 bottles for just $59.99 ($20/bottle) plus only $5 shipping. Factoring in shipping costs and you’re saving an incredible $90!
This deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Tuesday March 10 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 no matter how many 3-packs you buy! Clicking on the buy button above will take you to the site winedealmaker.com for checkout. If you don't see the embedded buy box click here to order. The wines will ship 5-7 days after the conclusion of the offer.
Qupé (kyoo-pay') - A Native American Chumas word for California Poppy.
The 2012 Qupé Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah begins with a wonderfully strong, intoxicating aroma of plums, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, black pepper, leather, cola, some lovely floral notes and a touch of smoked meat. It's a great start and it only gets better from there.
The wine tastes smooth, velvety and wonderfully balanced and I love that it is only 13.5% alcohol. In the mouth you'll find layers and layers of rich, juicy flavors similar to the nose with really well integrated oak. It ends dry, extremely savory, extremely delicious and extremely long.
It does need a bit of air to open up but it's really drinking beautifully right now. Not only that but it's got an easy 5-10 years of peak drinking left in it.
2012 Qupé Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"WOW. Just... wow. Absolutely delicious. If I knew it was going to be this good, I would have bought a case... or two. This was dead-center in the sweet spot of what I like. Thank you!!"
"I have loved all my RWS deals, can't wait to get this one."
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
"I finally opened a bottle of this and it did not disappoint. Delicious!!!"
"Buy cases of this. It's that good"
"We enjoyed the first of our 4-pack last night as well. It was very good!!"
"Loved the deals so far"
"Just received our shipment - so glad we bought it - it’s delicious!"
"This is a great wine!"
"It’s a winner! Plum, blackberries, maybe blueberries. Full bodied deliciousness. 😍"
"I got my shipment earlier this week and am enjoying some now. It's really nice."
"Thanks! The wine is wonderful!"
"Very happy with this wine!"
"I enjoyed it very much, would like more soon!!"
"Definitely worth the $."
"The Insider Deal arrived yesterday...I’m enjoying it now. This wine is fantastic!"