Very red fruited on the nose with light wood spice tones and an intriguing hint of raw beef and iron. In the mouth this is a lean Merlot, but in a ... Read more
Deep berries and spice. A touch of heat on the nose. Flavors are tart, acidic, somewhat light. Read more
Soft, berried merlot with a light sweet frosting on top. Lovely, especially for the price. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Merlot San Luis Obispo County
Very red fruited on the nose with light wood spice tones and an intriguing hint of raw beef and iron. In the mouth this is a lean Merlot, but in a good way with plum skin right up front followed by lovely minerality that recalls riverstones lurking within a fresh strawberry tones mid-palate with refreshing acids and soft tannins that lead to an slightly short, earthy little finish. A really solid offering at this price point and much better expressed than your typical sweet high alcohol examples that this competes with. 87pts
Deep berries and spice. A touch of heat on the nose. Flavors are tart, acidic, somewhat light.
Soft, berried merlot with a light sweet frosting on top. Lovely, especially for the price.
This was a very delicate surprise for the price. The 2005 Cupcake Merlot was a bit flatter, not as refined or spicy. Where the 2005 fell flat, the 2006 was a stunner. I paired it with pizza one night, and a herby fish preparation the next night. Both times, the sophisticated and subtle nuances were a nice note. I really feel this Merlot needs to be paired with something herbal or spicy, to wake it up.
Ripe delicate fruit with a touch of spice and nice complexity on the finish. Exceptional balance and a super value.
had a definite cherry-candy flavor, but seemed a little flat to me, compared with other bargain merlots....
this had potential but was a little to light in color and in texture for me.
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