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Cupcake Merlot 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent layers of cocoa and espresso and a smooth layered finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry caked that used to call for you at the corner bakery. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cake.

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Mirassou Vineyards:
For over 150 years the Mirassou family has crafted uniquely expressive wines made with equal parts optimism and California sunshine. Sharing the gift and joy of winemaking has been the Mirassou family's great privilege for six generations, and it continues today. Learn more about the Mirassou Winery by visiting www.mirassou.com

Member Reviews for Cupcake Merlot

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3.00 5
03/11/2011

The 09 was not as good as the 08, the 09 tasted more like a typical average merlot like Blackstone. That 08 was really good. Maybe this needs a year or two in the bottle.


4.00 5
08/17/2011

Remarkable for its price range, soft tannin, tart cherry, cocoa, a pleasant touch of oak, and it still tasted nice after 5 days open.


Snooth User: annecara
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3.00 5
11/08/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Cupcake Merlot

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
08/27/2011

Luscious fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry. These primary flavors are augmented with secondary flavors of vanilla, toasty oak and spices including clove and nutmeg. The addition of complementary varietals contributes to a velvety mouth feel and lingering, smooth finish. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"We select our Merlot from some of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast


External Review
07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - Cupcake Vineyards works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth merlot displays supple tannins with favors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa.



Tasting Notes:

Cupcake Vineyards work hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth Merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa and espresso and a smooth finish. This wine is reminiscent of that chocolate cherry cupcake.

Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent layers of cocoa and espresso and a smooth layered finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry caked that used to call for you at the corner bakery. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cake.

60 000 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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