Thursday, January 20, 2011

Review: 2009 Cupcake Chardonnay Central Coast

(Disclosure: This wine was received as a press sample.)  Interesting little Chardonnay.  Simple, but gobs of extracted fruit and a pineapple acid bite.  Refreshing, but the lingering sugars are cloying and the unveiled alcohol makes it taste like common grocery store wine from the lower shelves.  And, alas, it is.  Tasted blind and pegged at $8.  Bingo.  Right on the money.

Bummer.  Still, with the winning streak these guys have established with many of their other wines, I wouldn't let this deter me from continuing to experiment with this brand.


  1. You have got to be kidding me. I had this on my buy list for Christmas gifts. One of my favorite Chadonnays is Sonoma Cutrer and the 2009 Cupcake Chardonnay has many of the same mineral notes - it was very similar for half the cost. I drank it many times with many different foods and alone and it never let me down.

  2. Interesting. I wonder if you've been buying the same ('09) vintage?


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