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Adam Richardson

Germany and USA, Riesling, Cupcake Vineyards, Mosel Valley grapes, 2010

N/ Honeysuckle. Crushed granite. Clean, stewed hay. Lemon zest. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium acid pop. Nice weight to acid balance and thankfully not too sweet. Lemon and white pear juice. Acid presence from first sip to finish, very nicely done for this price point. Just a tad flabby on the close, but persistent lemon zesting […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet), Cupcake Vineyards, Red Velvet, California, 2009

Cupcake’s first red blend of: Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. A job well done! Note 1: as I never look at tasting notes until I’m completely done rating a wine, I always love to guess what constitutes a given blend.  On this one I wrote that I was having a Zinfandel, Syrah, and […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, Cupcake Vineyards, DOC Trentino, Italy, 2010

N/ Honeysuckle. Crisp hay. Soft grasses. Soft, river rock aromas. Citrus. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Ripe cantaloupe and white pear. Medium-high acid pop. Solid mineral backbone. Soft, fruit full finish. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Price =$14 Great Q2PR again from the Cupcakers! Very Good. 87 / 88 This wine was a media sample kindly provided […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Cupcake Vineyards, Central Coast, California, 2009

N/ Clean. Round rocks. Minerals. Medium (not “over”), oaked. Warm, yellow fruits. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium, round yellow fruits. Nice wood work and balance. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Price =$9-$12 retail. See Fantastic Q2PR! Brilliant +. 94 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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USA, Shiraz, Cupcake Vineyards, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2008

A California winery using Australian grapes… N/ Dried, ripe plums, black pepper, gunnysack, lovely candied barrel room, black soil. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky, but full and ripe plums. Lightly peppered. High acid feel for a Shiraz. Low to medium cleanliness. Long, flavor packed lingering finish. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Price = just $10 -$12 […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Cupcake Vineyards, Central Coast, 2008

N/ Dried green grass. Clean dirt. Wet hay. Vanilla. Nice oak – but not over done. Spring water. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Clean. Mouth filling, yellow fruit bomb. Medium glycerol. Long, slightly salt-kissed finish. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Retail $8-10 !! Great value and perfect summer party white. Brilliant+. 94 This wine was a media […]

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USA, Riesling, Cupcake Vineyards, 2009


N/ Light yellow fruits. Hay. Dry soil. Light petroleum wafts. T/ Light mouthfeel. Salty grapefruit juice. One of the saltiest wines I’ve ever had. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Retail $14 Note: I’ve given very high marks to Cupcake on many of their great Quality to Price Ratio wines, this one, however, missed the mark a […]

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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, Cupcake Vineyards, Marlborough, 2009

A California winery using New Zealand grapes… N/ Light on the normal cat pee Sauvignon Blanc signature. Pure, clean spring water. Fresh hay. Light sunshine and lemons. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Light yellow fruits will lime zest. Quite dry but full flavored. Very nice acid work. A delightful SB. Winemaker  = Adam Richardson Retail $13.99. Very […]

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