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Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The rather cutesy name of this particular selection made me suspicious that it might be an over-sweet wine with little in the way of complexity but, to my pleasure, it turned out to be very nice. I ended up giving it a five star rating because the general quality is deserving given the decently low price. Even those who prefer whites to reds may find this pleasing…

  • Winery: Cupcake Vineyards
  • Price: $14.65 CDN
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sugar:  3.7 g/L

This Californian table wine is actually a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) and Merlot (16%).  It is a very dark ruby in color and medium-full bodied with a smooth texture. The nose is quite aromatic with red fruit and blackberry along with some jam-like notes and just a hint of vanilla. It is off-dry with mild acidity and smooth tannins that balance very well. The taste is boldly fruity, with plum, ripe raspberry and elderberry in the mix,  and there is a floral component along with a pleasing spiciness. The acidity picks up into a decently long finish and , right near the end there is a faint woody, even slightly earthy, quality. This is a very nice wine that should have a broad appeal.