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Very good. Had with steak/shrimp kabobs, Asian salad, brussels sprouts.
Not great. Used for cooking.
Dry, heavy red wine. Pepper and tar on the nose. Not my favorite.
I want to like this. We have been drinking a lot of Malbecs and Cupcake is a nice cheap wine variety. First bottle of three and nothing to write home about. It is drinkable, just not going to convince anyone to try a Malbec based on experiencing this.
A subtle sweetness with a finish like bitter chocolate.
2010 vintage. Really well-made in the Australian style, you can taste that these grapes were allowed to ripen a bit more. A unique Malbec because I never had one that was this sweet, reminiscent of a good Australian Shiraz more than a Malbec. Blackberry jam and red fruits with a touch of oak and tobacco. Smooth finish with a definite sweetness. Very rich and full bodied, the only con of this wine is that after one and a half glasses I was done drinking and ready for bed. I heard a lot about this one and now I see why, the sweet edge appeals to the masses. Great wine for the price. On the second day some of the sweetness is gone and I taste more licorice. I'm bumping this to my first 5 glass rating. Outstanding. 91 points / 100 Nominate for one of the best of the year.
A solid Malbec with a light, sweet nose. The initial flavor is a little bit sour, although not offputting or terribly vinegary. There is a hint of spiciness along with the full-bodied, smooth fruitiness, reminiscent of a chianti. Finish is strong, silky and has hints of oak or chocolate, almost smokey.
External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Malbec San Luis Obispo County
Cupcake Vineyards is a new concept, producing great value varietal wines from the regions they grow the best. This is their latest release, a 2009 Malbec from Argentina. The grapes are sourced from vineyards at 2,400 feet of elevation in Mendoza, and the Cupcake winemaker traveled there to oversee the selection and produce the wine on site. Careful use of oak aging adds a complex smokey note to the deep black plum and ripe cherry fruit. An everyday steal!
Cupcake Vineyards is a new concept, producing great value varietal wines from the regions they grow the best. This is their latest release, a 2008 Malbec from Argentina. The grapes are sourced from vineyards at 2,400 feet of elevation in Mendoza, and the Cupcake winemaker traveled there to oversee the selection and produce the wine on site. Careful use of oak aging adds a complex smokey note to the deep black plum and ripe cherry fruit. An everyday steal!
Mendoza is located on the Eastern Foothills of the Andes mountains, under the shadow of the America’s largest peak, Mount Aconcagua (23,000 ft). The terrain is on a high plateau (2,000 – 3,500 ft above sea level) and is relatively dry with approximately 8 inches of rain per year. The vineyard is located at approximately 2300 feet elevation and is situated on deep stony alluvial soils and is irrigated through an elaborate system of aqueducts that channel run off from the Andes down to the farms that encircle Mendoza. This allows the grape to fully ripen into a dark intense flavor.
The long, relatively dry season, cool evenings and stony alluvial soils of Mendoza allows our Malbec to fully mature and ripen into dark and delicious berries. This wine has a heady, yet dry nose with aromas of blueberries and leather. The palate has intense flavors of chocolate, mocha and plums, matched by a soft velvety texture and hint of spice. Finishes with a note of toasted oak. It pairs well with Argentina’s national plate – steak, a mushroom and bacon salad or even your favorite chili recipe.
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