Since 2008 Cupcake Vineyards have been producing wines from California’s Central Coast, Italy, New Zealand and Argentina. I’ve had the opportunity to review their Angel Food , Red Velvet and Prosecco wines; with the Angel Food being my most popular post ever! Now, winemaker Adam Richardson is adding to his extensive portfolio this German Riesling. Sourced from grapes from the Mosel River Valley, where grapes are hand harvested along precariously steep inclines from vines that have been formed into heart shapes.
The Wine: Ripe melon and citrus aromas with a refreshing palate and a bit of lemon zest on the finish. This Riesling isn’t bone dry, yet not super sweet either. Folks who shy away from Riesling because they don’t care for sweet wine should pour a glass of this and embrace it!
The popularity of the Cupcake Vineyards brand makes this wine easy to find; the suggested retail price of $13.99 (I’ve spotted it in my local shop for $8) and an alcohol level of 10% makes this easy to keep on hand for sipping on a hot summer day and to pair with spicy Asian dishesThis wine was provided as a media sample. Many thanks to Folsom and Associates, Adam Richardson and Cupcake Vineyards.