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Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Cupcake Brings All The Boys To The Yard

I once asked Fred Franzia (he who started Two Buck Chuck) on my wine radio show what was the most a bottle of wine should cost. Unequivocally and forcefully he said $10, no more! Well, Frank(ly) that's just not true. But in homage to Fred and others who are looking for value wine at a great price may I present the 2014 Cupcake Chardonnay. What is surprising is the amount of quality this wine offers considering its price – just $10. Is this a mind blowing Chardonnay that you'll remember five days hence? No, of course not, but it is a perfectly good companion for a night. New winemaker Jessica Tomei (she came on board in 2013) should be supremely proud. The grapes are from Monterey County and were barrel fermented so there is a richness you might not expect, completely atypical of most Chards in this price category. There is caramel, mango, quince, apricot, a nice acidity, and a malolactic fermentation providing oak and buttery notes. And this drinks so well that you will be stunned that you've only spent a sawbuck. I am a fan of wine. All wine. I've had wines that run hundreds of dollars that are worth every penny, and this wine at $10 is actually under priced for what it is. Kudos to Cupcake and now you know that a Hamilton will get you a nice bottle of wine!
ORIGIN: Monterey County, California
PRICE: $9.99/ 750ML
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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