Drink 2012 Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet

2012 Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet

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Relevant Links:
Red Velvet (Cupcake Vineyards Website)

20150209:
This wine has a deep, red smell which I like. It also has a nice, easy, smooth taste. Well, it's not perfectly smooth, but smooth enough to enjoy. 11:45PM MT

20150828:
Unable to find a corkscrew, I went searching the internet and there were lots of ideas - some better than others. Among them, one of the simplest, most effective ideas involved driving a screw into the cork and pulling the screw-cork out with a hammer.

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Asking the host if he had a screw and screwdriver, he came back with a screw, a Jenga-sized piece of wood with a hole drilled through the center, and an electric drill. Placing the screw through the hole, he drilled the screw partway into the cork. From there, it was a simple task for me to steadily pull the cork out with the makeshift corkscrew!

This wine had a sour taste and was slightly acidic. After I finished half a cup, I noted it had a dry mouthfeel. 8:57PM CT

I suppose, upon giving my second cup of wine a whiff, that I could smell a hint of chocolate, but it was a stretch. As for the wine's taste, I would still focus on its sourness; it was quite sour. 20150829 12:47AM CT

Makeshift corkscrew (20150828)
Website Information:
RED VELVET

CUPCAKE VINEYARDS RED VELVET
VINTAGE: 2012
APPELLATION: California

Experience a wine as rich, soft and elegant as red velvet. Our Red Velvet blend delivers over-the-top aromas of chocolate, deep dark blackberries and luscious red fruits that follow through to the palate. Finish with a hint of coconut and creamy mocha that shows unmistakable intensity and length.

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Red Velvet combines Zinfandel, Merlot, and Petite Sirah. Each varietal adds distinct characteristics and lends structure, aroma and depth of flavor. We ferment each varietal separately before blending. Finally, a unique oak regime infuses creaminess.

CATEGORY: Red
HARVEST DATE: Sept-Oct 2012
HARVEST BRIX: 24° – 26°
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
TA: 0.56 g/100mL
RS: 1.2 g/100mL
PH: 3.6
RELEASE DATE: Fall 2013
AVAILABILiTY: National

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