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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. http://www.cupcakevineyard.com 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, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Cardinal Zin, Beastly Old Vines, Big House, Underdog Wine Merchants, Livermore, California, 2009

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Red Blend of: 80% Zinfandel, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Carignane, and 2% Petite Sirah N/ Less jammy than I was expecting. Stewed cherry and plum. Wet, slightly stale, black pepper. Sour cherry. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky blackberries and plums. Soft closer. Winemaker = Georgetta Dane http://www.bighousewines.com/ Price = $9.99 I’ve really enjoyed other Big House […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, Flip Flop, Underdog Wine Merchants, California, 2010

Note: these are truly “feel good wines” because “for every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need”. I love the handy little visual guide on each bottle. N/ Hay. Bright yellow fruits. Crushed rocks. Wet cement. Light saltiness. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Dripping. Round, yellow fruits. Dry […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Flip Flop, Underdog Wine Merchants, California, 2010

Note: these are truly “feel good wines” because “for every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need”. Very pleasant packaging as well… bright, vibrant, summer beach shorts and bikini cool. Don’t miss the cute little flip flops on top of the screw caps. Each varietal (I’ve […]

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USA, Riesling, Flip Flop, Underdog Wine Merchants, Washington, 2010

Note: a truly “feel good wine”, not just from the yeast output, as “for every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need”. Very pleasant packaging as well… bright, vibrant, summer beach shorts and bikini cool.   Note cute little flip flops on top of screw cap. Each […]

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