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Cupcake Vineyards Petite Sirah Central Coast 2008

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This wine starts with aromas of pomegranate, boysenberry and blueberries that evolve into flavors of spice accentuated by rich dark chocolate. With a creamy, rich body, this wine finishes in a long and soft manner. Serve it with a juicy pork tenderloin with a Petite Sirah reduction.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Petite Sirah Central Coast

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,327
2.50 5
12/09/2010

Rather simple on the nose with a creamy, spicy rendition of the blueberry riff, smelling a bit like Pop-Tarts. A bit sweet up front, but suitably rich, round and soft. Quite well put-together actually and a rather rich mouthful of wine, though it does feel and taste a bit extracted. It’s a biggish yet simple wine with a vanilla and blueberry mid-palate and a little sweet/tannic tension on the modest finish. 84pts


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Snooth User: BILL RIKER
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0.00 5
04/04/2011

I have 1


Snooth User: BILL RIKER
812244158
2.00 5
04/13/2011

Not bad, not great. Has a lingering sting.


Snooth User: hwagner122079
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3.50 5
04/22/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Petite Sirah Central Coast

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Comes across as a bit lacking in fruit intensity



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This wine starts with aromas of pomegranate, boysenberry and blueberries that evolve into flavors of spice accentuated by rich dark chocolate. With a creamy, rich body, this wine finishes in a long and soft manner. Serve it with a juicy pork tenderloin with a Petite Sirah reduction.

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