Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2007

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Our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec. The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is anchored by one of our most prestigious vineyards, Val Peline’s Terra A Lago. Terra A Lago’s meticulously farmed vineyard is in the foothills of the Alexander Valley at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain range and contributes massive tannins and dark fruit. We also sourced Cabernet Sauvignon from Mountain Vineyards in the Alexander Valley, which contributes to the wine’s structure. The addition of Petit Verdot gives this wine its depth and Malbec adds a hint of soft blueberry fruit. It’s a wine that packs a punch, exhibiting flavors of blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and thyme with an oak profile of vanilla and toasted nuts. Its soft, rich tannins make it a very approachable wine that is ready to drink now but equally suitable for hanging onto for years.

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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

Member Reviews for Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: CabFan85
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5.00 5
03/23/2011

I have really been shopping around for wines under 20 bucks. This is definitely one of the best so far. Very good color. Great Nose. Full bodied. Rich in fruit and great flavor. Bold. Beats many wines up to $30. The next wine I have in the next price range is BV Rutherford Cab $21. But for anything less than $21 I haven't tasted one better. GL trying to beat this one.


Snooth User: hjung110
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5.00 5
05/17/2009

I have to have both aroma and taste to provide a high rating. This wine meets both my criteria and I think its a great drinking wine which is very smooth. My initial reaction to the tasting was really fruity with both blackberry and cherries. If you also like pinot noir’s I think you will like this wine because of its fruity notes. The taste is both crisp and refreshing.


Snooth User: mtnjim
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5.00 5
03/30/2011

I really can't add much to the above reviews... A definite bargain for the under $20 cab crowd. Luv it!


Snooth User: hfatworld
62430737
3.00 5
10/28/2010

After letting the wine breathe for about 30 minutes after aeration, as the alcohol was over powering the fruit aromas, it was delightful in the cherry and blackberry flavors. Swirling it around my tongue also brought out the almond taste. The oakiness stayed on the middle of the tongue and finished off with a black liquorish taste, which I find a bit harsh. Compared to my regular monthly case wine buy of Rutherford Ranch Cabernet, I find it not as smooth, maybe a bit darker, not as luscious in it's fruit, however a decent buy when it was on sale for $9.99. Rutherford is at $14.99 and Murphy Goode is the same price when it is not on sale.


Snooth User: GoofyDawg
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4.00 5
02/14/2011

I was surprised by fruitiness of this wine. As others have mentioned, it is rife with cherries and blackberries, and my first reaction - after letting it breathe a bit - was that it drank a lot like a Pinot. While nothing spectacular, this would be a great everyday drinking wine.


Snooth User: kuene212chow
10627871
3.50 5
06/14/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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07/28/2010

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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Our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec. The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is anchored by one of our most prestigious vineyards, Val Peline’s Terra A Lago. Terra A Lago’s meticulously farmed vineyard is in the foothills of the Alexander Valley at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain range and contributes massive tannins and dark fruit. We also sourced Cabernet Sauvignon from Mountain Vineyards in the Alexander Valley, which contributes to the wine’s structure. The addition of Petit Verdot gives this wine its depth and Malbec adds a hint of soft blueberry fruit. It’s a wine that packs a punch, exhibiting flavors of blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and thyme with an oak profile of vanilla and toasted nuts. Its soft, rich tannins make it a very approachable wine that is ready to drink now but equally suitable for hanging onto for years.

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