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Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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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 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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5.00 5
03/02/2012

Sweet, light, delicate, and smooth, with a pleasing aftertaste. A great white!


Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
03/08/2010

Lots of grapefruit. I know it's cliche for New Zealand but it's true. Great QPR. Perfect for sipping outside in the springtime.


Snooth User: GoinGray
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4.00 5
05/24/2010

Scent is earthy and tangy lime zest. A bit spritzy, with grapefruit and mild honeysuckle flavors. Has a dry, tart finish.


4.00 5
04/16/2011

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.


4.00 5
01/02/2011

Long, lingering finish like creamy pineapple, for the price this is really, really good.


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
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3.00 5
03/26/2010

A little too much grapefruit for my preferences


Snooth User: Eric Tinch
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2.00 5
03/08/2012

Seemed bitter, black fruit, wouldn't buy again.


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External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

External Review
09/23/2011

"This full-bodied yet smooth cabernet sauvignon displays soft tannins


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/16/2009

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.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

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


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/26/2011

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.


External Review
03/03/2010

Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2009 750ML


External Review
05/17/2010

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



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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.

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

55000 cases produced.


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