Cupcake Vineyards Merlot San Luis Obispo County 2010

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"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 levels of cocoa and espresso and a smooth finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry cupcake that used to call for you at the corner bakery. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cupcake.” -Winery

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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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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Snooth User: Casey84
901762237
3.50 5
07/10/2012

Aromas of blackberry, sweet bread and other dark berries. The taste had hints raspberry's, cherry, plum with some very nice lite vanilla oak and clove notes. A nice Merlot that i wouldn't hesitate bringing to a party.


Snooth User: daveeisinger
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3.50 5
05/09/2012

Good stuff. Recommended as an everyday wine for anyone who likes their dry reds.


Snooth User: Carol Ausborn
106847214
0.00 5
04/20/2012

AMAZING!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!


Snooth User: bmiller72
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2.00 5
01/30/2013

Two glasses


External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Merlot San Luis Obispo County

External Review
12/29/2011

Cupcake Vineyards works hard to craft the richest, smoothest and elegantly-textured wines. This full-bodied yet smooth Merlot displays supple tannins with favors of red cherries that evolve into decadent levels of cocoa.



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"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 levels of cocoa and espresso and a smooth finish. Reminiscent of that chocolate cherry cupcake that used to call for you at the corner bakery. Serve with pork tenderloin with a port-fig reduction sauce or decadent chocolate molten cupcake.” -Winery

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