Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet - 2010 California

Red velvet - the name is fitting; we agree.  This red blend is smooth and easy drinking, appealing to red wine drinkers but not too overbearing for those who generally prefer whites.  Slightly sweet but interesting flavors remind me of a good syrah.  Blackberry jam and a chocolatey mouthfeel give way to a light caramel flavor and velvety finish.  Well-blended and smooth, this wine is flavorful enough to enjoy alone, but not so intense that it will compete with your dinner.