Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2009
Sweet, light, delicate, and smooth, with a pleasing aftertaste. A great white!
Lots of grapefruit. I know it's cliche for New Zealand but it's true. Great QPR. Perfect for sipping outside in the springtime.
Scent is earthy and tangy lime zest. A bit spritzy, with grapefruit and mild honeysuckle flavors. Has a dry, tart finish.
Chocolate covered dark cherries ... not too complex but it is delicious. A bit sweet on the finish as is the Cupcake style, riper grapes and a bit of residual sugar seem to be the signature style of the winemaker and the Cupcake wines have been very consistently good.
Long, lingering finish like creamy pineapple, for the price this is really, really good.
A little too much grapefruit for my preferences
Seemed bitter, black fruit, wouldn't buy again.
External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast
Their 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested and gently crushed. After a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent a long extended rest sur lies to embolden the richness in the body and softness on the mid palate, complimenting the natural zestiness and acidic structure of these Marlborough grapes. Between these layers are hints of kiwi, citrus, and grapefruit, giving this wine faint resemblance of a lemon chiffon cake. Go ahead, live deliciously.
The 2009 season was quite mild, with a minimal amount of rain. Large yields were pruned back to help concentrate the flavors of this wine. It's the long cool season that allows the grapes to mature slowly, giving them levels of complexity and a vibrant zing, reminiscent of your grandma's lemon chiffon cupcake. It' made up of integrated flavors of Meyer lemons, Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite. Serve chilled with oysters on a half shell or with a rich and succulent Lobster Risotto. - Winery
soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plums. These layers of dark fruits melt with the tastes of mocha and toasty oak and end with a long and silky finish. Serve with baked brie drizzled with honey or petite filet mignon with a cabernet reduction sauce.
Their 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested and gently crushed. After a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent a long extended rest sur lies to embolden the richness in the body a
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Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon shows soft tannins, with primary fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and cassis. These levels of dark fruits melt with the tastes of cocoa and toasty oak and ends with a long, smooth and silky finish.