Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2013

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"Our Pinot Grigio is full, with a nose that shows hits of pineapple, pears, and sweet lemons." -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

Editorial Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Grigio

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,329
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/01/2011

A touch faded with peach and pear fruit on the nose. Soft in the mouth, but at the same time it’s kind of delicate with a light appeal to the fresh apple and pear flavors. A hint of bitterness on the back end adds some nice contrast and extends the finish. 83pts


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Snooth User: Stevecanyon9
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/05/2012

Before I took the first sip of this wine, unfortunately, I was forced to actually smell the wine first. Not by tradition or technique but by the fact that this wine showed hints of vinegar, feet, motor oil, and maybe poop. To describe the taste of Cupcake Vineyards' Pinot grigio I will say that I was very surprised and happy to discover hints of alcohol because I was almost certain that the bottler had pulled a fast one and replaced the wine with pee. Sure, it was only $7 and you can't expect much but good grief, I can buy swill at the same price from a meth addict that tastes better than this rain water.


Snooth User: SpiritsBright
73318537
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 01/24/2011

Crisp, acidic and lemony on the palate. Pairs well with lemon-squeezed fish.


Snooth User: paige20
63875947
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/14/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: annecara
937071556
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/03/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: Slipstream
172281711
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/31/2011

The first sip impresses with a nice blend of sweetness and citrus. But it is thin and pale, and a stemmy bitterness becomes more noticeable as one goes along. Similar to, but not as good as the other 2 Cupcake whites I've tried. Around $9 a bottle.


Snooth User: Dilbretta
681374142
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/23/2011

Four glasses


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/14/2011

Nothing special, just a decent Pinot Grigio that is a bit more flavorful than something like Cavit or Beringer. If Cavit is 3/5 I would give this 3.1/5 ...


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External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Grigio

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/07/2014

Escape to Italy with our Pinot Grigio sourced from Trentino. Full and complex, this wine has a nose with hints of pineapple, pears and sweet lemons. Tropical fruits are integrated with the zest of citrus fruits and give away to a creamy mid-palate. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/23/2013

Escape to Italy with our Pinot Grigio sourced from Trentino. Full and complex, this wine has a nose with hints of pineapple, pears and sweet lemons. Tropical fruits are integrated with the zest of citrus fruits and give away to a creamy mid-palate. - Winery


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2012 02/05/2013

Cupcake Pinot Grigio is full with a nose that shows hints of pineapple, pears and sweet lemons. The body is full and gives way to a creamy mid-palate, integrating tropical fruits with the vibrant zing of citrus fruits.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/15/2011

Winemaker's Notes:Our Pinot Grigio is full, with a nose that shows hints of pineapple, pears, and sweet lemons. The body is full and gives way to a creamy mid-palate, integrating tropical fruits, with the vibrant zing of citrus fruits. It is reminiscent of a pineapple upside down cupcake.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/23/2011

"A nose that shows hints of pineapple



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