Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cupcake Vineyards (California) 2016 Rosé

Cupcake Vineyards (California) 2016 Rosé, $7.99-$12.99, 86 points, poured a Peach Rosé color.
The shy floral strawberry aroma was okay.
Light-plus body with good acidity carried flavors of strawberry and watermelon rind deep into the fair finish accented with spicy white pepper, a hint of cotton candy, and a potent 13.5% alcohol.
Paired fine with my cheese enchiladas.
Cupcake Vineyards continues to produce adequate wines with a reasonable Quality/Price/Ratio (QPR) which fit broadly into the Super Market niche.


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  1. Interesting reading about your Cupcake adventures. Never had the stuff and, to be quite honest, the colour of that rosé is a little anemic.
    Just read this: "Launched in 2008, Cupcake Vineyards is America’s #1 Premium wine $8+ by volume, according to Nielsen." Hmm, "$8.00" and "premium" in one sentence seems a little specious to me.

    1. Premium Industrial! However the hoi polloi, of which I count myself, are busy with their thing(s), not knowing what our wine-thing can really be; sort of like someone that grew-up on fast food never really tasting the art of a true chef.
      The 'need' for an awaking is what I want my blog to be, as it has been for me.
      VG: As always, thank you for your comments.