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Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel 2013

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From Germany's famed Pfalz region, our Riesling delights with aromas of ripe honeydew and lemon chiffon. The broad and full-bodied wine fills the palate with creamy lemon, bright citrus and a hint of sweetness, finishing with a zesty thirst-quenching zing.

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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 Riesling Mosel

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Snooth User: roxieself
90313918
4.00 5
08/08/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Zuiko
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/04/2013

I was a bit surprised that this QbA was enjoyable. Nice fruit, good acid, 1% RS. Nice citrus and mineral. Excellent value. Lacks classic German Riesling perfume nose but still enjoyable. My rating -- 86.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750822
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 12/14/2013

I was a bit surprised that this Pfalz QbA was enjoyable. Nice fruit, good acid, 1% RS. Nice citrus and mineral. Excellent value. Lacks classic German Riesling perfume nose but still enjoyable. Not as much acid as their Mosel. My rating -- 86.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750822
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/19/2013

Nice straw color, nice lime and lemon notes, good acid balance but a short finish. Slight honey--Pleasant wine that needs to be more extracted to be judged with the best QbAs. Very similar to their 2012 Mosel Riesling. Probably 1% RS. My rating 86.


Snooth User: kccbruin
134378944
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/15/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/27/2011

A bit of a punch on the nose, with sweet aromas. Overpoweringly sweet, creamy, with a touch of acidity on the finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/19/2013

Fresh stone fruit and lemon on the fairly strong nose. The body has more of a syrupy melon feel with good acidity and some sweetness on the finish. Detectable canned peaches. Really easy to drink, mom-friendly.


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External Reviews for Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel

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

Cupcake Riesling starts off with a nose that shows hints of ripe honeydew and lemon chiffon. It fills the palate with the flavors of creamy lemons, bright citrus fruits and just a hint of sweetness. Broad and full-bodied, it finishes with a zesty thirst quaffing zing that leaves the imbiber wanting another glass. It is reminiscent of a lemon cream cupcake.


Vintage: 2009 07/05/2011

"Rating: 80/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. There may be a tentative bit of candied fruit to be found in the nose here


Vintage: 2009 11/12/2010

Rating: 80/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. There may be a tentative bit of candied fruit to be found in the nose here, but its bitter, overly acidic, fruitless flavors remind as much of thin, unsweetened lemonade as of anything else, and the wine is easily avoided.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

From Yakima Valley grapes, this is a solidly made Riesling with just a trace of sweetness. Citrus fruits, lemon oil and hints of tea and honey fill out the palate, which has a pleasing roundness.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Light and jazzy, with lots of peach and apple flavors, finishing with hints of cream and clove. Drink now.



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From Germany's famed Pfalz region, our Riesling delights with aromas of ripe honeydew and lemon chiffon. The broad and full-bodied wine fills the palate with creamy lemon, bright citrus and a hint of sweetness, finishing with a zesty thirst-quenching zing.

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