Cupcake Central Coast 2010 Pinot Noir, $6.99-$11.99, 86 points, will not wow most wine drinkers, but it will satisfy a large gathering!
This everyday/workman Pinot Noir red wine appears a typical pomegranate red with a clear rim.
The red-grape-like aroma is okay, while the medium body carries good acidity, mild tannin, flavors of red raspberry, black cherry, and red grape.
Finishes fair on a trailing palate, a hint of alcohol (13.5%), tart pomegranate, and a touch of spice.
Cupcake wines almost always seems to be just a thin line better than the average "plonk" wine I buy at the Supermarket, and it's no wonder their huge displays empty-out so fast.
Once again, yesterday I asked another woman why her choice of wine? "(Laughter) It is $3.99!" In the case of Cupcake wines, others would say: "It taste good and is inexpensive!" So, to all the purists: this review isn't for you, but to the hoi polloi, begin you holiday not with plonk, but step-up!
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