This Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc 2014 review is part of our value wine series. We’re on a mission to locate the best value wines across the world for our readers to indulge in. The Cupcake Sauv is a great wine that won’t break the bank, what more could you ask for?
Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc Review from Marlborough Valley (South Island), New Zealand
Well first of all, cheers to quality Aussy (well, kind of) wine! The 2014 Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc came from a world away to make it to my glass, and my all time favorite country did not disappoint with this vintage. This is a great summer sipper — very refreshing. The Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is a well balanced, refreshing and well priced wine loaded with fresh citrus and tree fruit. This Sauvignon Blanc is uniquely complex for its price point, and that”s because the Sauvignon Blanc grapes at the Cupcake Vineyard in the Marlborough Valley develop more slowly thanks to a cooler climate. This ultimately allows the grapes to achieve more complexity by the time of harvest.
Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes
In the glass, the Cupcake Sauv has a good looking light key-lime, lemon and melon hue to it. The nose of the wine speaks lemon zest, backed by ever subtle hints of apricot and gooseberry. On the open, we get a well balanced tree and citrus fruit forward kick, displaying notes of key-lime, lemon peel and peaches. The middle palate gets a bit brighter, bringing out additional complexities, refreshing lemon-lime and cold but light minerals. Towards the close, the Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc stays superbly balanced, supple and fresh. Expect a thoroughly enjoyable melon-esque and key-lime custard medium finish and aftertaste.
Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairings
SUSHI is hands down my favorite meal to pair this wine with. It yearns to be paired with fish (particularly whitefish) — shellfish too. Chilean seabass is ideal pan seared or grilled. Try braising in lemon, olive oil and even Cupcake Sauv. Try this Sauvignon Blanc with oyster shooters, striped bass or four-cheese risotto for additional compliments. Honey crusted chicken or even caesar salad work quite nicely as well.
Where to Buy the 2014 Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc
Cupcake is a popular value brand. You”ll be able to find it at most major liquor and grocery stores for around $10 or less. If you don”t feel like leaving your house, consider ordering it online at our partner Wine.com for delivery to your doorstep. (Hint: Check below the middle of their top navigation bar, they frequently have discount codes you can use at checkout)