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Murphy-Goode Cab 2009

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The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful expression of the many appellations from which it is derived. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and cherry with hints of thyme are expressed. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc were folded into the blend to give a rich mouthfeel, added depth and complexity.

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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

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Snooth User: Joey Blanco
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02/20/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Murphy-Goode Cab

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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/13/2012

Dark and bold, with explosive cherry and blackberryflavors that bring out the best in anything hearty.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/26/2011

Dark and bold, with explosive cherry and blackberry flavors that bring out the best in anything hearty, from burgers to Beef Wellington. Always a good idea



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The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful expression of the many appellations from which it is derived. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and cherry with hints of thyme are expressed. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc were folded into the blend to give a rich mouthfeel, added depth and complexity.

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