Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cupcake Vineyards: Red Velvet

I found this lovely bottle of wine at the store last week and bought it on the weight of it's name -- Cupcake Vineyards!  Now, I can't bring myself to open it, it's just too pretty!  Of course, my horrible photography skills don't do the bottle justice at all.  It has a deep blue color to the glass.  I just had to share, it's too good to pass up!

The back of the bottle says, "This wine shows a heady nose of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits, and a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length." It's not just called Cupcake Vineyards: Red Velvet, it apparently tastes like chocolate, too!   The wine is actually a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, & Cabernet Sauvignon.  I just don't know that I can open it... of course, it wasn't very expensive, so maybe I will and if I love it, I'll go get another. I'm just afraid I won't be able to get it here again, that's happened a time or two.

You know, I think I will open it and have a glass.  If I can't find it here, I can always order it online if I really fall in love with it!


I wanted to take the time to make an update to this post because I've been getting a lot of hits, which indicates to me that people are interested. I've had the opportunity on several occasions to share a glass of wine with my husband and we both really enjoyed it! I had chilled it, but we both agree it's better at room temperature. The rich, chocolate flavor is very available when the wine's at room temperature. In short, we loved it and highly recommend it!

Beautiful color, no?  We thought so!  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Sounds way too yummy to leave in that beautiful bottle. I say start chugging!

  2. I think I may do just that, but I'm going to save it for late tonight, when we open presents. Nothing like gifts and wine to make me feel fantastic!

  3. I just discovered this fantastic wine last night and I can't help but think about how much I enjoyed it! I woke up this morning with a smile on my face, feeling good and just happy. I'm planning to purchase another bottle for Thursday get together. I hope I get the same sensation of flavor ::fingers crossed::

  4. That IS a gorgeous color. I bought 2 bottles based on the recommendations of a few friends. Haven't tried it yet, but I'm planning a wine tasting party with a few friends and thought we should try it there. If you haven't tried their Moscato, you are missing out. Theirs is fabulous! All wines are not created equally, that is for sure!

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

  5. I've only gotten familiar with Cupcake Vineyards when I started working on Corkbin. It definitely seems like a popular brand with Red Velvet being corkbin'd the most it appears. I hope to taste it soon.