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Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Chardonnay was crafted to emphasize the Central Coast’s crisp and vibrant Chardonnay character. We use a malolactic fermentation and then leave 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 creates a more controlled environment for the wine where the flavors become more harmonized. It also enhances the golden Chardonnay colors, adds a creamy texture, and provides subtle toasty oak and spice flavors to the finished wine. Malolactic Fermentation — This process, where the malic acid is altered by natural means into lactic acid, reduces the wine’s acidity and imparts a buttery, rich flavor to the wine. Aging Technique — Aged for 9 months in premium American oak barrels adding richness and complexity to the wine.

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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 Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: Zuiko
540750820
2.50 5
04/26/2013

This is a well extracted, rich style of Chardonnay. It has a good amount of fruit and is of excellent value. It is probably stainless steel fermented.There is some bottle variance here, as I just had one that I would rate an 83. It was much less fruit forward than the first bottle. My rating--- 83--87


Snooth User: Tarasian
53721031
4.00 5
02/01/2013

Love this wine. It goes with everything. And for the price, you can't beat it. Not too sweet, perfect blend.


Snooth User: 1
13742774
0.00 5
09/25/2013

Absolutely terrible wine. This tastes like some type of cleaning agent. The worst wine I have ever had. Overtones of bleach, shoe polish, and a deep flavor of bitter lemon. Enjoy.


Snooth User: leroyvanua
96601312
4.00 5
11/03/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/06/2013

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.


External Review
01/03/2013

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
04/12/2013

Full and elegantly textured Chardonnay has decadent levels of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla.


External Review
01/08/2013

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.


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

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
01/31/2012

Marlborough, New ZealandDon't judge Cupcake Vineyards by the fanciful name alone because this winery is producing some top values in everyday wines across multiple varietals and regions of the world! Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful expression of this grape from the highly regarded Marlborough appellation of New Zealand. This white wine gem is made from 100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. At the northeastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough enjoys a temperate climate with high sunshine hours, moderate day temperatures and cool nights. The region is ideally suited to producing aromatic wines showing strong intensity of grape variety. The long cool season allows the grapes to mature slowly, giving them complexity and a vibrant zing reminiscent of a lemon chiffon cupcake! Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow-green in color. It is crisp and light with aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and citrus and boasts rich flavors of Meyer lemons and Key limes. It is crisp and clean on a long finish that awakens the appetite.Enjoy Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc over the next 3-4 years with salmon, oysters, grilled vegetables, halibut, crab, chicken, Asian cuisine, and sushi.


External Review
01/30/2013

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 ** SOLD OUT **


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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 elegantlytextured 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.

Our Chardonnay was crafted to emphasize the Central Coast’s crisp and vibrant Chardonnay character. We use a malolactic fermentation and then leave 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 creates a more controlled environment for the wine where the flavors become more harmonized. It also enhances the golden Chardonnay colors, adds a creamy texture, and provides subtle toasty oak and spice flavors to the finished wine. Malolactic Fermentation — This process, where the malic acid is altered by natural means into lactic acid, reduces the wine’s acidity and imparts a buttery, rich flavor to the wine. Aging Technique — Aged for 9 months in premium American oak barrels adding richness and complexity to the wine.

Notes: Aged for 9 months in premium American oak barrels added richness and complexity to the wine.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.53 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.71 grams per liter

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