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Cupcake Chardonnay 2009

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Wine Tasting Notes We work hard to bring you the biggest, richest Chardonnay from California's desirable Central Coast, where the sun drenched grapes create full and elegantly textured wines. Decadent layers of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice. In other words: Delicious. Serve chilled with crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna on waffle crackers or fresh-baked French bread and cheese.

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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 Chardonnay

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
2.50 5
04/20/2011

Bright yellow-gold, aromas of apple pear, citrus and vanilla, lively flavor notes of yellow apples, tropical fruits and vanilla spice.

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Apples
  • Pears
  • Vanilla

  • Snooth User: anstett
    85299929
    0.00 5
    07/31/2011

    Just not a fan of this wine.


    4.00 5
    01/06/2011

    This one is another winner from Cupcake. For 10 bucks it has a very bold and flavorful classic Chardonnay profile with oak, fruit, and butter proportioned just right. A pleasant fruity complexity on the finish is reminiscent of tropical fruits. Highly recommended. I don't even like chardonnay usually but I sure like this one.


    Snooth User: Slipstream
    172281735
    3.50 5
    07/17/2011

    Mellow and very drinkable. Mildly sweet and not sharp. A bit of cream and a touch of honey. Maybe a touch bland. Cupcake is one of my sister-in-law's favorites, and I am getting to like them too. Paid $11 for a bottle.


    Snooth User: mrsrhampton
    954823497
    3.50 5
    07/21/2013

    Lots of bang for buck with this typical California style Chardonnay. Creamy and easy to drink. Apple, lemon and pear blend together for a lovely crowd pleasing wine.


    Snooth User: njkrut
    8824972
    2.50 5
    07/12/2010

    A little more oak than I had hoped for because I had read that this was lightly oaked. Over all a good bottle though, don't let the first sip throw you off.


    Snooth User: IronOrchid
    91424142
    4.00 5
    08/14/2011

    Nice and fruity but a little bit strong.


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    External Reviews for Cupcake Chardonnay

    External Review
    06/15/2010

    We work hard to bring you the biggest, richest Chardonnay from California's desirable Central Coast, where the sun drenched grapes create full and elegantly-textured wines. Decadent levels of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice. In other words: Delicious. Serve chilled with crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna on waffle crackers or fresh-baked French bread and cheese. - Winery


    External Review
    05/18/2011

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


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    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
    05/20/2011

    Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast 2009 750ML


    External Review
    09/24/2010

    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
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    04/12/2011

    A big, rich Chardonnay from California’s desirable Central Coast,where the sun drenched grapes create full and elegantly-textured wines.Decadent layers of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla mel


    External Review
    08/04/2010

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    Wine Tasting Notes We work hard to bring you the biggest, richest Chardonnay from California's desirable Central Coast, where the sun drenched grapes create full and elegantly textured wines. Decadent layers of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice. In other words: Delicious. Serve chilled with crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna on waffle crackers or fresh-baked French bread and cheese.

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