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Cupcake Vineyards Merlot San Luis Obispo County 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent layers of cocoa and espresso and a smooth layered finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry caked that used to call for you at the corner bakery. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cake.

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Merlot San Luis Obispo County

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
03/28/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/28/10


Snooth User: anstett
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2.50 5
11/22/2009

This is a simple red wine to have with dinner at home. A good value and worth picking up for everyday drinking.


Snooth User: JimSir
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3.00 5
12/21/2009

Surprise taste. Full bodied with taste of cherries and mocha. Nice finish.


Snooth User: ProfPayne
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3.00 5
03/14/2010

An average wine, but quite good for the price. I don't get a whole lot on the nose, but the dark cherry flavor is quite good. A good wine for many cheeses (I drank it with a mellow brie).


Snooth User: Frozen North
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2.50 5
04/28/2010

Not horrible, a little on the heavy side, syrupy.


Snooth User: biffy lou
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3.00 5
02/20/2011

A good wine that has appeal to a wide range of tastes.


Snooth User: GXYZ
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5.00 5
05/03/2010

Bought a bottle locally. It's rich, full and perfect with a thick Omaha steak.


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01/29/2010

Cupcake Merlot is a full-bodied yet smooth merlot displaying supple tannins. This is a softer, silkier Merlot with a good balance of oak and fruit. It starts with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent flavors of cocoa and espresso mingles into a plush, silky mocha finish.



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Wine Tasting Notes Cupcake vineyard works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth merlot displays supple tannins with flavors of red cherries that evolve into decadent layers of cocoa and espresso and a smooth layered finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry caked that used to call for you at the corner bakery. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cake.

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