10.24.2012

Wino Wednesday: Cupcake Vineyards Angel Food

 
Continuing in my blends exploration I decided to try Cupcake Vineyard's Angel Food this past week. A while back I was having a whine about wanting wine and a cupcake after a really rotten day and my friends said why not just have a bottle from Cupcake. I have the smartest friends ever don't I? ;)
 
I chose Angel Food since I've been on a blends kick and wanted to go white this time around. Here's the details from Cupcake's website:
 
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:“Made with premium chardonnay grapes as a base, this proprietary white blend is luscious, aromatic and delightfully reminiscent of an Angel Food cupcake. Flavors of baked Granny Smith apple and hints of toasty vanilla combine for a creamy mouthfeel that has become a signature of Cupcake Vineyards.”

Food Pairing Recommendations:A heavenly pair with white cheddar fondue, pancetta wrapped figs or simply as an aperitif.

Winemaking Notes:Our proprietary Angel Food wine is a delicate blend of white grapes where each variety shows structure, aroma and depth of flavor with a long creamy finish. The grapes are harvested from vineyards in some of California’s finest viticultural areas, each picked for their ability to engender these grapes with distinct characteristics. Each varietal is fermented separately, blended and then put through a unique oak regime that imparts a certain creaminess.
 

Last week was the premiere of season 2 of American Horror Story so I sat down to enjoy that and my wine but found I really didn't care for Angel Food. (Season 2 of AHS is going to be pretty crazy though!) All I could taste was a bitter apple tone in that first glass. I was really disappointed. Later in the week though I figured I'd give it another go and since I wasn't photographing it for the blog did what I usually do... poured it into a drinking glass... because I'm a rebel like that. lol


Apparently, something about my favorite pewter goblet must have not agreed with Angel Food because it was like trying something completely new. While I wasn't getting the baked apple notes I could catch the hint of vanilla and a subtle green tartness with a mellow finish I wasn't expecting. If Cupcake Vineyard's signature is the creamy mouthfeel I am definitely going to try another one of their wines very soon.

Overall I'd probably only rate Angel Food at a 4 stars because I did like it. I just didn't love it. I'd recommend it for someone who plans to sip it alone or strictly with cheese because of the creamy mouthfeel. I love the color but don't think I'll buy it again.


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