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2008 Cupcake Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Barossa Valley"

Cupcake 2008 Shiraz

Winery: Cupcake

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barossa Valley"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $12

Cases produced: 20,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: March 26, 2011

Wine Review: This garnet colored very good value Shiraz opens with a shy boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and shows little character. The flavor profile is a gentle and mild black cherry with a hint of black currant and touch of oak. The finish is dry and mild tannins are nicely prolonged. This everyday Shiraz would be a nice pairing with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Cupcake Barossa Valley Shiraz has a dark and inky garnet color with a nose of plums and blackberry jam. Black fruit mix with creamy chocolate on the palate and just a touch of black pepper that lingers after a long dry finish. It's reminiscent of a chocolate mocha and blackberry cupcake. This wine pairs with spicy ribs, Cajun catfish, or steak au poivre.

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