Cupcake Red Velvet wine was unexpectedly excellent! From Livermore, CA the 2011 Cupcake Red Velvet is a blend of red varietals with a Zinfandel base. Released winter of 2012, it was harvested Sept. – Oct. 2011 and has an alcohol content of 13.5%.
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Cupcake Red Velvet Review
According to the winemaker, the wine has “fantastic structure, aroma, depth of flavor and a long creamy finish. The grapes were harvested from some of the finest vineyards of California’s viticultural areas…”
Appearance: In the glass, the wine showed a deep purple color and was very leggy in the glass.
The aroma characteristics were of red raspberries and a somewhat significant nose of alcohol was noticed. Definitely a youthful aroma, though not a strong precursor to the wine’s taste. Very aromatic, as well.
Tasting Cupcake Red Velvet revealed cocoa, blackberries and black cherry on the palate. This was the unexpected pleasant surprise, given the nose. This is a very smooth and easy drinking wine. Not dry at all.
Well balanced tannins were noted mainly on the front of the tongue and the mouthfeel reminded me of 2% milk. Creamy for a wine.
The finish was long and very enjoyable. As advertised, hints of coconut were present in the lingering finish. Additionally, there was no sting of alcohol on the breathe out which was another pleasant suprise from this wine.
Overall, I really enjoyed Cupcake Red Velvet. It’s a great sipper on its own and the Zinfandel base makes for a super smooth easy drinking wine. Pair with cheesecake.
Price for Cupcake Red Velvet about $11.99. Highly recommend! If you’re more of a Pinot Noir fan, please check out my review of Cupcake Pinot Noir.
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