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Murphy-Goode Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2006

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Clean Anjou-pear and green-apple aromas are backed by brisk acidity, lemony fruit, and a long, juicy finish. There's a hint of butter, but overall it's a bright, crisp thirst-quencher.

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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

External Reviews for Murphy-Goode Chardonnay Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Clean Anjou-pear and green-apple aromas are backed by brisk acidity, lemony fruit, and a long, juicy finish. There's a hint of butter, but overall it's a bright, crisp thirst-quencher.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Elegant, medium-bodied, with ripe, spicy pear, citrus, nectarine and hazelnut flavors that are clean and lively. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Soft and fruity, offering tasty, bright melon and green grape flavors and a nice addition of resiny oak. Ready now; best in 1996.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Subtle and sweet oak spice complements the fresh fruit aromas and bright apple and citrus flavors. Complex yet user friendly, this Chardonnay is delicious as an aperitif and is versatile at the table.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tight and a touch tart, with flinty peach and nectarine flavors that finish with cedary oak. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Grapes were selected from Alexander Valley, Russian River and Dry Creek appellations to craft this Chardonnay. Fresh tropical fruit aromas are complemented by a subtle lees complexity. The palate is satisfyingly full with flavors of ripe pears, honey and vanilla bean spice.


External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal


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