Friday, April 13, 2012

Cupcake Red Velvet 2011 - aka Fruit Bomb Red

Was Apothic Red or Cupcake Red Velvet First? Either way, they are clearly blended to achieve the same flavor profile.

low tannin
Chocolate up front, in the middle and the end.

Apothic has a weird maple syrup component that Cupcake does not have (this is good) but otherwise very similar. Red Velvet is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah

Drinkable. Sweet. Easy to drink. Good with a steak. I like it better than the Apothic Red (which I find undrinkable). Under $10.

But like apothic, the wine becomes undrinkable after two or three glases. It is just to much. To sweet, to fruity it just becomes unpleasant. I want to like it, but cant

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