Wine Wednesday: Qupe, 2013 Marsanne, Santa Barbara County

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This Week: Qupe, 2013 Marsanne, Santa Barbara County

About Qupe:

"A California resident since childhood, Bob Lindquist named his winery “qupé” to honor the Chumash, the indigenous people of the Golden State’s Central Coast and Channel Islands. Since many of the sounds of the Chumash language have been obscured by time, Bob gave “qupe” its pronunciation (“kyoo-pay”), with an accent on the final syllable. In Chumash, “qupé” refers to the poppy, a flowering plant traditionally used for food and medicine. In 1903 the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) was officially designated the state flower, and every spring masses of the bright orange blossoms still blanket local hills and back country."

Learn more about Qupe Winery, here.

Tasting Notes:

This light yellow Marsanne has high-pitched aromas of lemon curd, pear, white peach and jasmine. Tastes of bitter pear skin and flavors of pit fruit flavors expand and deepen with air.


At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Qupe, 2013 Marsanne with our Wild Flounder Meunière (Yukon​ potato purée, spinach, lemon-caper brown butter) or our Pan Seared Gulf Rock Shrimp (Parmesan​ risotto cake, crispy brussels sprouts, lobster velouté).

At home try it with any type of seafood or shellfish, especially richer varieties like lobster, crab, shrimp, clams, or mussels.


(Thirsty? Book your next reservation at the girl & the fig)

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