Cupcake® Vineyards Introduces New Red Blend, Cupcake Vineyards Black Forest

LIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the success of Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet blend, the winery
announced today the launch of Cupcake Vineyards Black Forest. This
newest addition to the Cupcake Vineyards portfolio brings a rich
decadence beside the softer Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet blend.

With notes of blackberry and cherry with hints of mocha and spice, the
Cupcake Vineyards 2013 Black Forest is made from Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, and Petite Sirah. The grapes are
sourced from a selection of coastal California vineyards.

About half of the blend is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso
Robles on the Central Coast, which gives a strong backbone tannin base
to the wine. Merlot makes up a quarter of the blend and brings out
blackberry notes with a soft elegance. Lodi Zinfandel adds flavors of
strawberry jam and rich spice to the wine. The blend is finished with a
touch of Petit Verdot for structure and a splash of Petite Sirah to
round out the tannins.

“In crafting Cupcake Vineyards Black Forest, my vision was to create a
deep, powerful wine. Each varietal in the blend adds a unique layer of
complexity. The result is a decadent wine to sip and savor,” said
Cupcake Vineyards winemaker Jessica Tomei.

Cupcake Vineyards Black Forest is currently available nationwide with a
suggested retail price of $10.99.

About Cupcake Vineyards

Cupcake Vineyards introduced its portfolio of wines in 2008 with the
release of Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soon after, the
brand broke down category boundaries by launching a New Zealand grown
Sauvignon Blanc. From that point on, Cupcake Vineyards traveled the
world to ensure some of the most desirable grapes were being used for
its wines. The portfolio now includes varietals from California’s
Central Coast and other world-renowned wine-producing regions, including
Mendoza, Argentina; Veneto and Asti, Italy; Barossa Valley, Australia;
and Pfalz, Germany. Winemaker Jessica Tomei and her team always see the
glass as full of possibilities and strive to make wines worth
celebrating. For more information about Cupcake Vineyards, visit


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