Qupé 1998 Santa Barbara County Bien Nacido Reserve Syrah ($24.99)
Inky dark purple. Plums and fragrant pepper on the nose and palate; intense and extracted, tannic and tart. One of the more impressive American Syrahs. US Importer: (Dec 29, 2001)

FOOD MATCH: An appealing match with a hearty minestrone.

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