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Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc "The Fume" 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet candied notes of lime greet the nose followed by hints of banana and white flowers. This is very focused in the mouth, strict and linear, and surprisingly so.It's got plenty of weight as well, but the flavors are nicely restrained with an edge of white peach framing a core of pithy citrus notes. A nice river stone mineral vein runs through adding detail and a spine on which to hang the fruit. The finish is a touch short but completely refreshing carrying on the understated fruit and mineral accents of the palate. Will be underwhelming for many but hits my sweet spot. 87pts

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Murphy-Goode Winery:
At Murphy-Goode, winemaking isn’t just a family busness; it’s a family tradition – one that’s endured since its founding in 1985 by friends Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready, and lives on in its current owners, the Jackson family. It’s a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Although currently more ... Read more
At Murphy-Goode, winemaking isn’t just a family busness; it’s a family tradition – one that’s endured since its founding in 1985 by friends Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready, and lives on in its current owners, the Jackson family. It’s a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Although currently more Bordeaux focused, in the early days of Murphy-Goode “a good bottle of wine” meant one of two things: Fumé Blanc or Chardonnay, both made with grapes harvested entirely from Murphy Ranch and Murphy-Goode Vineyard. But as the popularity of their wine grew, so did the need for additional vineyards. The solution? Simply bring more friends into the fold by creating partnerships with local farmers and neighbors who shared the Murphy-Goode vision. In the summer of 2006, one such neighbor, friend and fellow winemaker Jess Jackson, displayed such a strong belief in this vision that he purchased Murphy-Goode. The winery is still very much a family-oriented operation today, with the Murphys retaining their original vineyards and David Ready, Jr., son of one of the original founders, continuing on as Murphy-Goode’s winemaker. Though now, of course, they create more than just Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay. In fact in recent years, as newly planted vineyards have come into production, the winery’s focus has shifted from primarily white wine to distinctive reds – particularly Bordeaux blends produced from grape varieties that excel in the Alexander Valley. And so the tradition continues: friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc "The Fume"

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
04/28/2014

Sweet candied notes of lime greet the nose followed by hints of banana and white flowers. This is very focused in the mouth, strict and linear, and surprisingly so.It's got plenty of weight as well, but the flavors are nicely restrained with an edge of white peach framing a core of pithy citrus notes. A nice river stone mineral vein runs through adding detail and a spine on which to hang the fruit. The finish is a touch short but completely refreshing carrying on the understated fruit and mineral accents of the palate. Will be underwhelming for many but hits my sweet spot. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.40 5
04/28/2014

Four and a half glasses



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