Monday, August 23, 2010

Cupcake Pinot Grigio 2009

Cupcake Pinot Grigio 2009
Origin: Trentino, Italy
Blend: Pinot Grigio (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: August 2010
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

Our review: Light gold in color with aromas of freshly cut golden delicious apples with notes of citrus flowers. The fruit flavors on the palate are more tropical in character, notably pineapple, with a crisp balancing citric acidity. The finish is clean and refreshing.

Our rating: This wine has a lot of complexity to it, with intriguing nuances from the nose to the finish. It is probably best enjoyed alone on a lazy afternoon, though it is also quite food friendly. We enjoyed our bottle outdoors with grilled skewers of chicken and vegetables. An most interesting take on this varietal, we rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "A nose that shows hints of pineapple, pears, and sweet lemons. The body is full and gives way to a creamy mid-palate, integrating tropical fruits, with the vibrant zing of citrus fruits. It is reminiscent of a pineapple upside down cupcake."

Winery website: Cupcake Vineyards.

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