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Cupcake Red Velvet 2009 and 2010

I’m a huge fan of Cupcake Vineyards, as they are generally easy-drinking with fantastic depth of flavor, smoothness and balance and always a crowd-pleaser. And that’s all before even mentioning the average $10 price tag. They excel in producing tasty budget friendly wines that I always have in my wine rack and unhesitantly recommend. The Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet 2009 is a tantalizing almost-desert in a bottle. It’s necessary to note that winemaker Adam Richardson stresses that he did not intend for the Red Velvet to be big, bold and tannic. Rather he created a wine that exudes a smooth, lush richness that “aims to do the thinking for you”.
Easy-drinking it is! Deep purply garnet in colour, enticing scents of caramel and mocha curled around in the glass. Succulent flavours of blackberry and cherry were drizzled with dark chocolate lushness. The velvety finish began with a touch of black pepper spice, then elongated with black cherry notes, culminating with a trace of oak and dash of sweet ganache. Smooth, lush and concentrated, each glass amazingly satisfies just like a dense, dark chocolate blackberry confection.

Winemaker’s blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah
Vinted & Bottled by Cupcake Vineyards
13.5% Alcohol

*update 3.29.12:

Cupcake Red Velvet 2010

Delightfully very much the same as the 2009 vintage, with the addition of even more lush cherry and chocolate flavors in the body, and a hint of spicy licorice on the finish.

Enjoy now thru 2013

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