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Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast NV

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fresh apples, lime, yeast, tea and dried leaves on a nose that smells a bit sweet. Very high acid help to cut through the noticeable sweetness on the palate. This is fruit driven and full of lemony and apply fruit, tastes much like fizzy Chardonnay. A bit coarse and rough and tumble but full of fruit and zippy acids. 86pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,049
3.00 5
12/17/2009

Fresh apples, lime, yeast, tea and dried leaves on a nose that smells a bit sweet. Very high acid help to cut through the noticeable sweetness on the palate. This is fruit driven and full of lemony and apply fruit, tastes much like fizzy Chardonnay. A bit coarse and rough and tumble but full of fruit and zippy acids. 86pts


Member Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

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3.50 5
12/18/2009

Light apple and pear aromas. Fresh acidity, lemon and peach flavors. Tart and refreshing.


3.50 5
06/04/2010

Green apple and light honey flavors, some yeast and a bit of biscuit. Crisp and refreshing.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
06/04/2010

Nose of wet hay, grass, a bit yeasty, with roasted corn. Mint and parsley on the rich mouth, with apple and a nice crisp finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
06/06/2010

Grapefruit and peaches on the nose. Gentle buscuit flavors, some yeast and a soft sweet roundness to it. Not half bad!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
12/27/2009

Gooseberries on the nose with some almond and lime flavors. Large bubbles. Crisp and tart throughout. Well priced, but simple.


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
3.50 5
06/07/2010

Pear and apricot on the Nose. Smooth finish for a sparkling wine, with lots of vanilla and honey. Nice refreshing summer wine.


Snooth User: Chelsey E
492205252
3.00 5
06/06/2010

Bright flavor, not too sweet.


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External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

External Review
05/20/2011

Cupcake Vineyards Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay NV 750ML


External Review
01/12/2012

This wine was a collaborative effort between Adam Richardson and winemaker Paul Epsitalie at Lacheteau winery in the Loire Valley. "This wine starts off with hints of brioche and white flowers on the nose. The palate is smooth and creamy with hints of pears, almonds and just a touch of caramel sweetness. It has a long dry finish that's quite refreshing. Pair it with classics like butter poached scallops, angel hair pasta in a cream sauce, or a mushroom risotto." - Winery ** SOLD OUT **



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