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Cupcake Chardonnay Central Coast 2010
The Chardonnay was crafted to emphasize the Central Coast’s crisp and vibrant Chardonnay character. A malolactic fermentation was used and then left the wine sur lie to create a wine that is both rich, full, creamy, toasty, and soft. Premium Fermentation Techniques Barrel Fermentation — By using this process of fermentation it created a more controlled environment for the wine where the flavors become more harmonized. It also enhanced the golden Chardonnay colors, adds a creamy texture, and provided subtle toasty oak and spice flavors to the finished wine. Malolactic Fermentation — This process, where the malic acid was altered by natural means into lactic acid, reduces the wine’s acidity and imparts a buttery, rich flavor to the wine.
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.
(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.
Dark fruit flavors along with hints of oak and cocoa.
Classic Chardonnay tastes..if less pronounced than the more expensive Chardonnay's. I'm not a fan of an over the top Oak/Smoke/Toast finish of some Chardonnay's...so I enjoyed the underplayed flavor from that perspective. Still I'd like something to come up an fill the void more on the nose and palate. Overall...I like it, and wouldn't mind this being the house Chardonnay (versus the Franzia box I bought just to have around...probable the last time). Second tasting from the same bottle...2 days elapsed...I like it!! for those whoe aren't enamored with the full-on Chardonnay back-end...this is a stellar compromise (and perhaps an introductory Chardonnay). My wife wasn't a fan...though truth be told...Riunite (-"on ice...that's nice") and Bartles and James (google it for you young-ins), was more her taste in the day). Definately more bottles coming my way, especially at the at price (yes...I'm ...frugal).
Appearance: Clear - Deep lemon (hint of green - indicating youth) - thin legs Nose: Clean - light intensity - Citrus, tropical fruit (mango), oak/buttery aroma Palate: Dry - Medium acidity - Low Tannin - Medium body - Medium length - Citrus, tropical, Vanilla, Oak, Buttery flavors
I tried the 2009 and the 2010...both were good but I prefer the 2010 for some reason. Less oaky. Sweet chard, great with desserts or as an aperitif.
External Reviews for Cupcake Chardonnay Central Coast
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.
Supple ripe pear and white peach notes, with subtle spicy nuances, make this a soft, easy-drinking wine. Drink now.
Citrus blossom and grapefruit pith offers fresh, snappy acidity and tangerine-laced flavors that end with a clean, refreshing finish. Drink now.
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!
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 and smooth finish.
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.
Food Pairings for Cupcake Chardonnay Central Coast
We work hard to bring you the biggest, richest Chardonnay from California’s desirable Central Coast, where the sundrenched 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.
80000 cases produced.
Notes: 100% American Oak Aged for 9 months in premium American oak barrels added richness and complexity to the wine.
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