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  • HHWriter - Los Angeles, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (12/3/2013)
    Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    Sold Out $12.99
    2014 vintage available for $10.99
    Pair with: Seafood, fruit
    Well this is my review of the Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013 BOY is this wine worth it! I had looked at Cupcake a few times and really wasn’t sure if I wanted to try it…I’m not sure why…maybe the sweet name threw me off, it suddenly becoming ubiquitous, I’m not sure…but it was on sale one day and I said okay, it’s time-- Marlborough in New Zealand has such a good rep…let’s see…. My oh my….starting as always with the bouquet—it is rich and vibrant! It is what you want the bouquet of a Sauvignon Blanc to be….the bouquet is so fresh you want to dive right in…you do and you get a vibrant fresh mouthful….with a clean finish and excellent taste…serve very chilled, the taste on the tongue is smooth….the flavor is rich….and although I balked when I read their description of…” culminating in a long, creamy finish.”—to me creamy finishes are for chardonnays! But not a Sauvignon Blanc, that I want a cleaner, crisper finish—but I was wrong! Yea! This smooth Blanc does have a creamy finish and it’s done with panache. Its full mouth feel but with distinct smoothness and richness. This is a good wine.
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  • HHWriter - Los Angeles, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (12/3/2013)
    Menage a Trois Red Blend 2011
    Sold Out $14.99
    2012 vintage available for $8.99
    Pair with: Berries
    HH NOTES: Yes, it turns out that Ménage à Trois is not just, let’s say, an engaging activity…but lends itself well to this rich California wine….they use the word silky and SiLkY is the right word –the bouquet is strong, but the mouth feel and finish are smooth and silky indeed…there’s a flavor, a distinct flavor… on your tongue—you feel it; but it’s not overwhelming or heavy—the Cab grapes have been mollified by the blending & what you’re left with is a lovely, lovely red that gives you a smooth silky feeling and a rewarding finish. :)
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