Pleasantly surprised by this wine. Lot’s of big aroma and flavor in this quiet, conservative, unassuming bottle.
Elegant, understated, clean.
Nice prominent nose of Chocolate, Blackberry and Raspberry.
At around $12, this is a great all around value.
Experiment and have fun with this everyday, casual wine. Try it with BBQ, Pizza, Burgers.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Red velvet indeed. Wonderfully smooth, soft, everyday wine and a tremendous value. Pick one up today, you’ll enjoy it!
Wine: Cupcake Red Velvet
Varietal: Red Blend (Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah)
Region: Central Coast
Winemaker: Cupcake Vineyards
Average Price: $12
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So what exactly are ancient vines anyways? According to the winemaker Cline Cellars they are vines on their estate that are between 80-100 years old.
92% of this blend is sourced from grapes from these vines. The general belief is that older vines, when properly handled will produce a better wine.
Clean, minimalistic. Doesn’t exactly scream “buy me!” There’s also a cool little recipe flip on the back for a PF Chang Ginger Plum Zin sauce.
Cherry, vanilla and strawberry on the nose.
Full bodied, elegant and smooth with a nice long finish.
I’ve seen this wine retail for up to $16. At around $13 here in Miami, you can’t go wrong.
Roasted Meats, light tomato sauced based dishes.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Tremendous value and quality. Pick one up today, you will enjoy it!
Region: Contra Costa County
Winemaker: Cline Cellars
Average Price: $13
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