2010 Cupcake Vineyards, Red Velvet
Tastes Like: a blend of an alcoholic Chocolate YooHoo and Strawberry Nestle’s Quik. Winemaker Adam Richardson says, “Our first blended red wine for Cupcake Vineyards has over the top aromas of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits that follow through the palate to a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length, with a hint of coconut. It’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis.” I say he might be slightly full of shit, but whatever he did to make it taste like chocolate and berries, he did it in spades.
Feels Like: the same way you feel when you eat Cheetos. You know they are a cheap, simple, guilty pleasure…but you soon find yourself licking the bottom of the bag and vaguely wondering how you ended up with an orange crust built up in the corners of your mouth.
Goes With: I wouldn’t drink them with Cheetos, but I might try it with a big ol’ bacon cheeseburger…with Cheetos on the side.