I am always on the lookout for good quality reasonably priced wines. I’ve nearly bought the Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet (2009), a few times now, but always ended out grabbing something I’ve already tried and knew I liked. Tonight, I decided… was the night to try a bottle.
Red Velvet 2009
As soon as I poured this wine, the berry scent rose up. A strong blackberry scent to be exact, as it opened a bit of vanilla-spice filled in. So far so good. The first sip explained the name “Red Velvet”, immediately. It was rich and indeed quite velvetly in the mouth. The overall taste was smooth, and a bit “jammy”. After a few sips, the backdrop of chocolate filled in well. The flavors of blackberry & cocoa linger.
This would pair nicely with sweet glazed meats and chocolate desserts. An incredible wine for the price point. A must try.