Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir was harvested at 24 to 26º brix and then cold soaked for two days at 50ºF. After yeast inoculation, it went through a cool fermentation to preserve the bright cherry fruit. The wine was aged in small American and French oak barrels for up to nine months.

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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

Member Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast

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4.00 5
07/16/2011

Red cherries, a touch of oak, pleasant lingering finish with a hint of dark fruit, very good. Another winner courtesy of the talented Adam Richardson.


Snooth User: bn196
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2.50 5
12/15/2012

Although a bit thin on the palate, pleasant, clean, bright flavors of cherry and Pinot Noir. This wine however is too sweet for me and will probably avoid it for that reason alone.


External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Smoke and funk on the nose



Tasting Notes:

Our Cupcake Central Coast Pinot Noir has the aroma of cherries carries through the palate with a touch of red currants and a hint of spices. It’s reminiscent of a cherry cupcake with currant coulis.

This Pinot Noir was harvested at 24 to 26º brix and then cold soaked for two days at 50ºF. After yeast inoculation, it went through a cool fermentation to preserve the bright cherry fruit. The wine was aged in small American and French oak barrels for up to nine months.

Aged 9 months in American Oak.

Aged 9 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.66
Sugar: 0.45 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.64 grams per liter

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