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Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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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

Member Reviews for Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: joiousong
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4.00 5
05/14/2011

This is my first time trying a Sauvignon Blanc....and I like this one....I love the citrusy, lemony taste....it is refreshing and crisp


Snooth User: tabednar
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3.00 5
02/18/2011

Lightly colored with a floral nose. Medium bodied but plump with a tropical fruit overtone and hints of fig and nectarine. Sweet and full of fruit but the finish is somewhat lacking...


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,393
3.50 5
04/22/2011

Fresh and crisp. 89 pts.


0.50 5
09/05/2013

Poor effort from Cupcake, wine tastes "off" like it went bad


Snooth User: Slipstream
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3.50 5
04/23/2011

This looks like a popular wine, judging by the number of reviews. A relative of mine had a case of it. Nice, fresh mix of lemon zesty tartness and sweetness. Good.


Snooth User: la dut
670405189
3.00 5
06/02/2011

Crisp, bright, and fruity. I got peach, mango, and of course, lemon on the nose and a nice finish reminiscent of fresh-squeezed lemonade. I think this would be awesome to take with to a picnic or for porch drinking.


Snooth User: BILL RIKER
812244158
0.00 5
04/09/2011

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External Reviews for Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
05/20/2011

Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2010 750ML


External Review
05/18/2011

Marlborough, New ZealandDon't judge Cupcake Vineyards by the fanciful name alone because this winery is producing some top values in everyday wines across multiple varietals! Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful expression of this grape from the highly regarded Marlborough appellation of New Zealand. This white wine gem is made from 100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. At the northeastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough enjoys a temperate climate with high sunshine hours, moderate day temperatures and cool nights. The region is ideally suited to producing aromatic wines showing strong intensity of grape variety. The long cool season allows the grapes to mature slowly, giving them complexity and a vibrant zing reminiscent of a lemon chiffon cupcake!Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow-green in color. It is crisp and light with aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and citrus and boasts rich flavors of Meyer lemons and Key limes. It is crisp and clean on a long finish that awakens the appetite.Enjoy Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc over the next 3-4 years with salmon, oysters, grilled vegetables, halibut, crab, chicken, Asian cuisine, and sushi.


External Review
01/09/2013

Cupcake Vineyards wines were introduced from California s Central Coast and represented a finely crafted, fruit-forward, indulgent and eminently approachable style of wine. Cupcake Vineyards encourages everyone to Live Deliciously.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Here the grapes mature slowly


External Review
09/19/2010

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 complexity and a vibrant zing, reminiscent of a lemon chiffon cupcake. The aromas are integrated, delighting the senses with flavors of Meyer lemons, Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite. Serve chilled with oysters on the half shell or with a rich, creamy lobster risotto. - Winery


External Review
06/20/2012

It's the long cool seasons in the South Island that allows Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc grapes to mature slowly, giving the wine levels of complexity and a vibrant zing. This Sauvignon Blanc is reminiscent of a lemon chiffon cupcake. It's made up of integrated flavors of Meyer lemons, Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite There are hints of grapefruit, gooseberry and citrus, and comes together with a long, creamy finish.


External Review
01/25/2012

AppellationCentral Coast, CaliforniaWinemaker's 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." - WineryFood Pairing RecommendationsServe with venison glazed with a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce or baked brie drizzled with honey.Winemaking NotesThe Cabernet Sauvignon was cool fermented with frequent pump-overs in the early stages of fermentation to extract the soft tannins and color during the aqueous phase. Then the grape skins were pressed before the fermentation reached dryness to maintain the wine's lush tannin structure. The must was kept cool during fermentation to help create a slower fermentation and allowed the wine to retain more aromatic properties as well as ...



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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.

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115,000 cases produced.

Notes: 100% American Oak Aged for 9 months in premium American oak barrels added richness and complexity to the wine.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.71 grams per liter

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