Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - (Ultimate Beverage Collection, Finalist) Straw hue with flecks of green, this wine offers textured oak flavors carried by a toasty nose. This wine is not shy! The palate is laced with ripe, oily, citrus skin gusto, and as the name implies there is sweetness that delights. (Jul 2015)
Crafted to emphasize the Central Coast's crisp
and vibrant Chardonnay character. A malolactic
fermentation was used and then left the wine sur lie
to create a wine that is both rich, full, creamy,
toasty, and soft. Full and elegantly-textured, with
decadent levels of butter, cream, bright citrus and
vanilla melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice.
Serve chilled with crab cakes, seared
Ahi tuna on waffle crackers or fresh-
baked French bread and cheese.
|Wine maker notes
|A big, rich wine from California’s Central Coast, our full and elegantly textured Chardonnay has decadent levels of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla. These layers melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice. This wine epitomizes the Central Coast’s crisp and vibrant Chardonnay character. We use a malolactic fermentation to impart rich buttery flavor, then leave the wine sur lie to achieve a full, soft body. Aging for nine months in premium American oak barrels enhances the golden color, adds creamy texture, and injects nuances of subtle toasty oak and spice.
|This wine pairs well with crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna on waffle crackers or fresh-baked French bread and cheese.
|Where warm days give way to cool nights, and grapes hang on the vines slowly soaking in the sun, there’s no better way to celebrate the small moments of joy, every day. Inspired by the indulgent treat that evokes joy and anticipation, Cupcake Vineyards offers an extensive portfolio of finely-crafted wines to help you celebrate your everyday moments of joy. Our winemaker explores vineyards all over the world - including in our backyard, California’s Central Coast - to source some of the best grapes possible for Cupcake wines, then works in our cellar to let their natural characteristics shine through in our wines.
After introducing a small selection of fruit-forward, creamy wines in 2008, we’ve grown our portfolio to include a wide variety of delicious red, white and sparkling wines. From California classics to favorites from some of the world’s preeminent grape-growing regions, our wines all share a balanced style that makes it easy for you to switch from one Cupcake wine to the next, celebrating the small moments of joy.