Cupcake Petite Sirah, Central Coast, 2007

A dense, full-bodied red wine, crafted from some of the coolest Central Coast areas, this Petite Sirah is anything but petite in flavor. Bursting with dark cherry, blackberry and bittersweet espresso notes, it has a creamy mouthfeel derived by aging a portion of the wine in small oak barrels, and reminds one of a dark chocolate cupcake with a vanilla berry coulis. Pairs deliciously with a triple berry mousse or mushroom risotto with black truffles. Cupcake: live deliciously. - Adam Richardson, winemaker. Alc. 13.5% by vol.