While I was in college, my little sister and I had a cupcake company named “Cupcake Sisters.” We baked for clients, created web clips, and had a lot of laughs. Being 11 years apart in age, it was a nice way for us to bond and have something special between us. So when I saw Cupcake Vineyards Rosé, I just had to grab it.
This wine comes from California’s Central Coast, where warm days give way to cool nights. The winemaker, Jessica Tomei, explores vineyards all over the world to source some of the best grapes possible for Cupcake wines. Tomei completed nearly 20 harvests around the world, working at vineyards in Tuscany, Italy; Napa, California; and Chile, before settling in California. After introducing a small selection of fruit-forward, creamy wines in 2008, they’ve grown their portfolio to include a variety of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.
The Rosé is a blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Merlot sourced from vineyards along the California coast and made in the dry Provencal style. It’s pale pink in color, with a tinge of copper, and has a light aroma of florals and nectarine. It’s crisp on the palate with berries, citrus, and watermelon with just the right amount of sweetness. You can find it at your local supermarket or Total Wine for $12.99. It’s a great value for price and is an easy outdoor, day sipper. I paired it with a cupcake, for good ol’ times 😊 3/5.