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Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel Valley 2009

by Nannette Eaton on September 13, 2010


“When you look at cupcake, you’ve got to smile.”  —  Anne Byrn

Everybody loves cupcakes.  And as it is with Cupcake Vineyards.  Wine Harlots were smiling a lot when they were quaffing Cupcake Vineyards Riesling from Mosel Valley.  The favors are nuanced and elegant.  Citrusy and bright with a hint of minerality.  The wine is great for drinking without food, but the perfect pairing for this is a white fish, we suggest trying Rick Bakas’ Sautéed Halibut with Celery Root & Truffle.

Packaging matters.  I’m a sucker for cobalt, so the blue bottle with the yellow trim is festive and fun – perfect

 to bring as a hostess gift, whether it’s a bottle or a case (and at this price point, you won’t be breaking the bank.)

The details: 10.5% alcohol.  Screw-cap closure.  Appellation:  Mosel, Germany.  The retail list price is $12 USD.  Savvy shoppers can find this for about $8-10.  This was a wine sample that was procured from a winemaker dinner with Adam Richardson of Underdog Wine Merchants, facilitated by Folsom & Associates.

The music match is “Blue Monday” from New Order from the album Power, Corruption & Lies.  If you’re feeling blue on Monday, have a Cupcake, and you’ll have to smile.  Guaranteed.