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Cupcake Red Velvet 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Our first blended red wine for Cupcake Vineyards has over the top aromas of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits that follow through the palate to a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length, with a hint of coconut. It’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis.

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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 Red Velvet

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Snooth User: matthewjk
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3.50 5
09/18/2012

Very nice showing from a vineyard I've never encountered in battle before. Everything is in balance, from spectrum of dark fruits, to just the right amount of complimentary acidity. Nice bargain and I would consider picking up another bottle in their lineup.


Snooth User: king fish
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0.00 5
05/30/2012

Rich and certainly creamy, this red blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cab Sauv and Petite Sirah is a bold wine, with plenty of length. Deep, tight tannins coat your tongue as flavours of chocolate, blackerries, and coffee penetrate. Available at the LCBO for roughly 15 bucks, would pair very well with venison, beef, or dark chocolate.


Snooth User: Ivesreeves
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3.50 5
11/30/2012

Delightfully deep hue for a simple table red. As dark as a James M. Cain novel, this wine might just be equally as schizophrenic. Is it a Zin? A Merlot? Or do I detect a discreet Syrah? Sip the mystery for under 10 bucks and decide for yourself.


Snooth User: larrytheunicorn
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4.00 5
06/04/2012

Really enjoyed this wine. Not too strong, but has some real flavor. Yummy!


Snooth User: Pjs Vino
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3.00 5
04/26/2014

Slightly sweet , soft, fruity.Rasberries


Snooth User: lolosanchez
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4.00 5
11/23/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cupcake Red Velvet

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Cupcake Shiraz has a dark and inky garnet color with a nose of ripe plums and blackberry jam. It follows with a full palate of creamy fruit, mocha and just a touch of black pepper that lingers. It is reminiscent of a chocolate mocha and blackberry cupcake.


External Review
11/29/2012

Head of Winemaking for Cupcake Vineyards, native Australian Adam Richardson has been making wine around the world for more than a dozen years.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Red Velvet is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah; each variety lending structure, aroma, depth of flavor and a long creamy finish to this wine. The grapes were harvested from some of the finest vineyards of California's viticultural areas; each picked for their ability to engender these grapes with distinct characteristics that will add to this blend. Each varietal was fermented separately and later blended and put through a unique oak regime that imparts a certain creaminess. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/03/2013

We harvested these tiny berries in the early morning and trucked them over to the crush pad. The Central Coast is well known for warm days and cool nights, which allow the fruit to fully develop. This wine starts with aromas of pomegranate, boysenberry and blueberries that evolve into flavors of spice accentuated by rich dark chocolate. With a creamy, rich body, this wine finishes in a long and soft manner. Serve it with a juicy pork tenderloin with a Petite Sirah reduction. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/24/2014

Red Velvet is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah; each variety lending structure, aroma, depth of flavor and a long creamy finish to this wine. The grapes were harvested from some of the finest vineyards of California's viticultural areas; each picked for their ability to engender these grapes with distinct characteristics that will add to this blend. Each varietal was fermented separately and later blended and put through a unique oak regime that imparts a certain creaminess. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
04/12/2013

Blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah,delivers over-the-top aromas of chocolate, deep dark blackberries and luscious red fruits that follow through to the palate.



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Tasting Notes:

Our first blended red wine for Cupcake Vineyards has over the top aromas of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits that follow through the palate to a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length, with a hint of coconut. It’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis.

Our first blended red wine for Cupcake Vineyards has over the top aromas of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits that follow through the palate to a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length, with a hint of coconut. It’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.56 grams per liter

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