Cupcake Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay - 87pts

Cupcake Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay (Central Coast) California - USA

Availability: Widely available at BCLDB stores
Cost: $14.99
Alcohol: 14%
Production: 100,000 cases
Date Tasted: March , 2011

Tasting Notes: The Cupcake Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay actually lives up to its namesake - the delectable, handheld, muffin-like dessert we all love. This Chardonnay is rich, fruity and textured with just the right amount of residual sugar. Reminiscent of a health conscious mom using only half of the prescribed sugar when baking for her kids.

A good value at $14.99 but not a Chardonnay for the ABC crowd with its ample oak influence on the palate and big MLF notes on the nose. The creamy texture could use more acidity and/or mineral characters to make a more harmonious balance. The synthetic enclosure will limit further development and besides, the price point screams "drink me now" - so do just that. Drink 2011-2012.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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