Cupcake Vineyards Petite Sirah Central Coast 2010

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We harvested these tiny berries in the early morning and transported the grapes over to the crush pad. A dense, full-...

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Considering this bottle sells for $7 most places, it's hard not to appreciate its rich fruit flavors and chocolate undertones. Yes, the wine is a b... Read more

Nice Wine for the price.Taste and aroma on par with wine makers notes. The finish is a little rough but perhaps with a little more time to breath i... Read more

I decanted for 1/2 hour but it was still rough around the edges on the nose and the alcohol was a just a wee bit too pronounced on the finish. Tha... Read more

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.50 5
03/26/2012

Considering this bottle sells for $7 most places, it's hard not to appreciate its rich fruit flavors and chocolate undertones. Yes, the wine is a bit rough around the edges and feels like it could use a few years. Yet, when cash is tight this is a crowd pleaser...


Snooth User: winehound69
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0.00 5
02/20/2012

Nice Wine for the price.Taste and aroma on par with wine makers notes. The finish is a little rough but perhaps with a little more time to breath it may smooth out.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
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3.00 5
03/23/2012

I decanted for 1/2 hour but it was still rough around the edges on the nose and the alcohol was a just a wee bit too pronounced on the finish. That being said, I think this wine could be a real winner with another year or two of aging. There's dark fruit and a definite black licorice characteristic on the nose. Great mid palate, fruity but not a fruit "bomb". Nice raspberry and black cherry notes. I thought I detected black currant at first, but after a few more tastes I couldn't place that at all so I think it was just my mind playing tricks on me. The finish is long, but at this point drowned out by the alcohol which is just too much on the back end. All in all a good wine but with potential to be a little better. I bought another bottle for the cellar and will re-evaluate it in 2013. For now it gets a 3 glass rating, but I may bump that up after next time.


Snooth User: mrsrhampton
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4.00 5
06/04/2013

Nice cheap bottle of wine. Good for parties , fruit, spice and depth of flavor. Just don't expect it to drink like a $50 bottle.


Snooth User: cheftracey
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3.50 5
10/01/2011


Snooth User: Lady Dragonsinger
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1.50 5
04/06/2012

too tart


Snooth User: Rachel Milius
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3.00 5
12/29/2011

Nothing serious -- a nice, light pick-me-up for in between weekends.


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External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Petite Sirah Central Coast

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11/30/2011

Red Velvet is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah; each variety lending structure, aroma, depth of flavor and a long creamy finish to this wine. The grapes were harvested from some of the finest vineyards of California's viticultural areas; each picked for their ability to engender these grapes with distinct characteristics that will add to this blend. Each varietal was fermented separately and later blended and put through a unique oak regime that imparts a certain creaminess. - Winery


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Winemaker's Notes:

After harvesting the grapes, the berries were gently pressed and drained to limit the skin contact. This allowed the wine to maximize the potential for the fruit and minimize the longer and harder tannins. The majority of this wine was composed of “free run” juice and contributed to the soft and rich quality of the finished wine. A very special yeast was used to enhance the fruit and structure in the wine. Most of the wine then went into barrels made of French and American oak for twelve months, while the other portion was kept in tank. Then the wine was blended at bottling.

Tasting Notes:

We harvested these tiny berries in the early morning and transported the grapes over to the crush pad. A dense, full-bodied red wine, crafted from the coolest Central Coast areas, this Petite Sirah is anything but petite in flavor. Bursting with dark cherry, blackberry and bittersweet espresso notes, it has a creamy mouthfeel derived by aging a portion of the wine in small oak barrels. This wine is reminiscent of a dark chocolate cupcake with a vanilla berry coulis.

After harvesting the grapes, the berries were gently pressed and drained to limit the skin contact. This allowed the wine to maximize the potential for the fruit and minimize the longer and harder tannins. The majority of this wine was composed of “free run” juice and contributed to the soft and rich quality of the finished wine. A very special yeast was used to enhance the fruit and structure in the wine. Most of the wine then went into barrels made of French and American oak for twelve months, while the other portion was kept in tank. Then the wine was blended at bottling.

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13,000 cases produced.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.66
Total Acidity: 0.72 grams per liter

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