Cupcake Central Coast Cabernet 2010

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Cupcake Central Coast Cabernet Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth cabernet sauvignon displays soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plums. These layers of dark fruits melt with the tastes of mocha and toasty oak and end with a long and silky finish. 081308591872

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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 Central Coast Cabernet

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Snooth User: moonbliss
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5.00 5
07/24/2011

Ordered a bottle of this on my boyfriends birthday in place of desert because of the name. We were pleasenty surprised and it is now our new favorite chardonnay.


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
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3.50 5
04/22/2011

Fresh and crisp. 89 pts.


4.00 5
03/28/2014

(Review of Cupcake Angel Food) Adam Richardson does it again, complex, slightly sweet in a subtle way, hints of all different kinds of fruit... peach, pineapple, melon, a hint of sauv. blanc in there but mostly chardonnay I'm told, finish tastes like a peach cobbler with whipped cream. There is next to no acidity on the finish which makes this different from most whites I can think of. Very good 88 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.


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External Reviews for Cupcake Central Coast Cabernet

External Review
09/27/2011

Appropriately named, Cupcake Chardonnay is what one would think of when eating the delectable dessert... butter, vanilla, rich, creamy with a touch of sweetness. This wine comes from sunny California's Central Coast, undergoing malolactic fermentation to round it out and create a smooth mouthfeel. It is aged in American oak for nine months to grant it a little more structure. It goes beautifully with calamari, crab cakes or fried shrimp. Served in most of the local Allentown restaurants by the glass - save your money and get it here!


External Review
08/25/2011

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
09/27/2011

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


External Review
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 ...


External Review
07/06/2011

Tasting Notes: 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
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
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.


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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.

Cupcake Central Coast Cabernet Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth cabernet sauvignon displays soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plums. These layers of dark fruits melt with the tastes of mocha and toasty oak and end with a long and silky finish. 081308591872

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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