I had posted about this Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon a while back. I had just opened a bottle and thought it worthy of a revisit.
I had found this wine by Cupcake Vineyards quite a while ago. A friend & I came across this wonderful libation at, of all places, TGIFridays. Our server had enthusiastically recommended this Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon. It turned out to be a very great choice.
The winery is located in Soledad, CA. Although they aren’t set up for a tasting experience; you can taste their wines at their Concannon Vineyard Tasting Room property in Livermore, California. Cupcake Wines and Winery is part of The Wine Group an American alcoholic beverage company founded in 1981. The company is based in Livermore, California where it produces a variety of wines which includes brands such as Franzia, of course Cupcake Vineyards, Concannon, Almaden and FlipFlop to name a few. By 2008, when their Cupcakes Wines brand was first introduced, the company was considered to be one of the world’s third-largest wine producer.
The gently rolling hills of the Livermore Valley Wine Region is less than an hour’s drive east of San Francisco. It’s considered to be one of California’s oldest wine regions. Spanish missionaries were the first to plant wine grapes in the Livermore Valley in the 1760s. By 1840 Robert Livermore, the areas name sake, planted the first commercial grape vines in this area. He was quickly followed by many pioneer winemakers such as C. H. Wente, James Concannon, and Charles Wetmore who could see the area’s future in its wine growing potential further establishing the Livermore Valley Area as a premier wine region.
Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon
This is what the vintner had to say about this Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Rich, smooth and elegantly textured, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon shows fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and cassis that melt with notes of cocoa and toasty oak. Linger over the soft tannins and the long, smooth and silky finish. We harvest grapes from California’s premier Central Coast vineyards and use cool, slow fermentation to maintain the wine’s aroma while heightening its complexity. Frequent pump-overs extract the soft tannins and color, which are preserved by pressing the skins and must just before the wine reaches complete dryness. Aging in premium American oak barrels adds richness and complexity.”
You can find this Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon at Wine.com, CostPlus World Market, BevMo.com, Target.com or any quality wine purveyor. Actually, you can find it pretty much everywhere.
My friend and I had a great time with this wine at dinner and we both felt we would go in search of Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon. I have to say this is an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon at a very reasonable price. If you try one of the wines from Cupcake Winery we would love to hear your thoughts.
Time for a glass…