Wine Time: This Cupcake Was No Angel

This week I’m starting a new feature. Tuesday will be reviews of wines or any other libation that tickles my tongue. teehee. Did I just write that? PLEASE NOTE – I’m no expert. I like what I like and I’ll try not to sound to pretentious.

Since this blog is called Boxed Whine In Suburbia, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t talk about wine in some way? For the first official ‘review’ I opened two bottles. The first wine was Layer Cake‘s Shiraz and the second wine was Cupcake‘s Angel Food.

For some reason I feel the need to state that I usually don’t have that many open bottles of wine around. However, this past weekend we were suppose to have a wine tasting with the in-laws.  It turned out to be just drinking one bottle with dinner.

After the in-laws left that night we ended up needing another drink so I picked Layer Cake Shiraz 2011 and it was just OKAY. My first thought was that it seemed thick and jammy.   I could taste blueberries and it did have that peppery aftertaste one gets from a Shiraz.  We had just finished a really good bottle of Tempranillo, so I think that may have clouded my judgement.

Layer Cake's 2011 Shiraz.  The glass seems small because we nearly finished it before I remembered to take a picture.

Layer Cake’s 2011 Shiraz. The glass seems small because we nearly finished it before I remembered to take a picture.

I’m a red wine gal. I don’t hate white wines, but I prefer reds.  Cupcake is one of my favorite brands so when I saw the Angel Food, I thought I would give it a try.  I love reading the descriptions on the back of the wine bottles, don’t you?  The back of Angel Food states that there are hints of granny smith apples and vanilla just like in Angel Food cupcakes.  Hmm. . .

The hubby tried Cupcake‘s Angel Food with me. He loved it!  I wouldn’t say I hated it, but I wouldn’t say I liked it. I ended up trying it again last night (for research purposes, of course). The only time I got any type of vanilla flavor was when I let it warm up in my mouth a bit. That sounds gross and at the time I kinda thought it was gross as well.

Cupcake Angel Food.  This was the very first glass of this bottle.  Yes, that's one of the kiddos sippy cup next to the wine glass.  No, that's not wine in it. :p

Cupcake Angel Food. This was the very first glass of this bottle. Yes, that’s one of the kiddos sippy cup next to the wine glass. No, that’s not wine in it. :p

I won’t go as far as saying both bottles were a bust.  I won’t stop buying Cupcake reds and the Shiraz made me curious of the other reds  Layer Cake has available.

 

What’s your favorite wine?

3 thoughts on “Wine Time: This Cupcake Was No Angel

  1. Try Dreaming Tree’s Crush… It’s a red blend, an easy drinker, and one of my new go-to wines. It helps that Dreaming Tree is one of Dave Matthew’s vineyards, so getting my Dave to buy into it is pretty easy (and I like DM’s Dreaming Tree’s CA wines so much better than his Blenheim VA wines!) If you can find a 2009 Pinot Noir from the Santa Barbara area, grab it! 2009 was a great year for pinots in that area. BTW, I love your tasting notes… mine are always a :o), a :o(, or a :o/ face, forget the details!

  2. I know I have had this taste before and now I know where. It’s retsina from Greece and it has a musky taste. It will go great with any Greek food.

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