Cupcake Vineyards Malbec San Luis Obispo County 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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

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light bodied..with a nice dry finish



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Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.58 grams per liter

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