Cupcake Cabernet 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Winery notes: Our vineyard works hard to bring you the zestiest most refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from the cool Marlborough valley. Here the grapes mature slowly giving them layers of complexity and a vibrant zing reminiscent of your grandma's lemon chiffon cake. The flavors are integrated delighting the senses with layer upon layer of Meyer lemons Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite. Serve chilled with oysters on a half shell or with a rich and succulent Lobster Risotto.

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Cupcake Vineyards:
Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights as the fog rolls in off of the Pacific Ocean. It’s this cooling influence that slows the growing process, increasing the time the grapes “hang” on the vine and thereby allow our grapes to mature a little slower than in hotter regions. Slow growth and cool weather leads to a more bal... Read more
Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights as the fog rolls in off of the Pacific Ocean. It’s this cooling influence that slows the growing process, increasing the time the grapes “hang” on the vine and thereby allow our grapes to mature a little slower than in hotter regions. Slow growth and cool weather leads to a more balanced level of acids and sugars, thereby adding to the complexity and structure of the wines of the Central Coast. This region is poised to become one of the newest and most exciting viticultural opportunities in the coming years. This slow pace continues in our cellar where we take the time to craft wines that are complex, rewarding and hand made. Gentle pressing, cool fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and long barrel aging in small barriques allow us to elevate our wines so that they are rich, creamy and downright delicious. Our winemaker, Adam Richardson has since added a few additional wines from other cool climate regions to augment our portfolio and match up with additional cupcake profiles, like our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley Riesling, and Mendoza Malbec. Go ahead, live deliciously. Read less
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Member Reviews for Cupcake Cabernet

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Snooth User: jamessulis
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2.00 5
02/05/2011

Koolaid with alcholic content. Thin, weak, short finish. Just about all the stuff other wines have and this one does not. Wouldn't waste money on this inferior product a second time, I tasted it on someone elses ratings. Move on people to something better. Welches Grapejuice is more satisfyiny. The 2 glass rating was made to be polite


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
03/28/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/28/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
07/21/2010

Really enjoyable for the price point. Nice oak, perhaps a bit too heavy on it though. It does mask the fruit somewhat, but all in all, it does drink like a more costly bottle of chard.


Snooth User: cookypuss1
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2.00 5
07/10/2009

Rather dull and flat. The nose is promising and characteristic of a NZ SB, but the palate doesn't deliver. It tastes watered down. Definitely not worth it at the price.


Snooth User: winehound69
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3.50 5
01/09/2010

Great wine for the price. Rich and buttery yet a little lighter than some chardonnay. Nice balance and easy to drink


Snooth User: ledavis4
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4.00 5
05/30/2012

Great every day Chardonnay - buttery but not too heavy on the palate. Very drinkable and would be a crowd-pleaser at a party


Snooth User: abeth
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3.50 5
04/14/2010

A very drinkable wine, with a sweet, butter taste.


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External Reviews for Cupcake Cabernet

External Review
05/22/2011

Citrus blossom and grapefruit pith offers fresh, snappy acidity and tangerine-laced flavors that end with a clean, refreshing finish. Drink now.


External Review
10/20/2010

Rich and enticing, our Cabernet Sauvignon displays soft tannins, flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, plums, mocha and a touch of oak. - Winery


External Review
01/29/2010

Cupcake Chardonnay was crafted to emphasize the Central Coast's creamy and structured Chardonnay character. It starts off with a touch of apple, a hint of tropical fruits and is complimented by a balance of vanilla and spice. We used malolactic fermentation with aging in small barrels to provide a rich mid palate that develops into a long, smooth, satisfying finish.


External Review
05/17/2010

Cupcake Chardonnay was crafted to emphasize the Central Coast's creamy and structured Chardonnay character. It starts off with a touch of apple, a hint of tropical fruits and is complimented by a balance of vanilla and spice. We used malolactic fermentation with aging in small barrels to provide a rich mid palate that develops into a long, smooth, satisfying finish. This wine pairs well with crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna on waffle crackers or fresh-baked French bread and cheese. - Winery


External Review
11/25/2009

Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast 2008 750ML


External Review
12/18/2010

Rich and enticing, the Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon is a balance between generous profiles of fruit and oak. This full-bodied yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon displays soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plums. The dark fruits melt with the flavors of mocha and toasty oak before ending with a long and silky finish.


External Review
05/22/2011

Supple ripe pear and white peach notes, with subtle spicy nuances, make this a soft, easy-drinking wine. Drink now.


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Tasting Notes:

Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon shows soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and cassis. These levels of dark fruits melt with the tastes of cocoa and toasty oak and ends with a long, smooth and silky finish.

Winery notes: Our vineyard works hard to bring you the zestiest most refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from the cool Marlborough valley. Here the grapes mature slowly giving them layers of complexity and a vibrant zing reminiscent of your grandma's lemon chiffon cake. The flavors are integrated delighting the senses with layer upon layer of Meyer lemons Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite. Serve chilled with oysters on a half shell or with a rich and succulent Lobster Risotto.

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