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Murphy-Goode Dealer's Choice 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Oaky and dark on the nose with some licorice tones backing up the herb framed toasty nose which shows burnt orange rind and wild cherry fruit all topped with a bit of fresh mint. Just a touch chunky on entry, this needs some time to fully integrate but the acid and slightly angular tannins really fill out the mouth nicely. The fruit has a light raspberry preserve edge to it but remains clear on the palate and fairly zesty with integrated herbal spice notes adding detail and some walnutty oak leading to a moderately long oak tannin and wild red berry fruit finish. Smooth, polished and well balanced. 89pts

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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 Dealer's Choice

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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07/15/2013

Oaky and dark on the nose with some licorice tones backing up the herb framed toasty nose which shows burnt orange rind and wild cherry fruit all topped with a bit of fresh mint. Just a touch chunky on entry, this needs some time to fully integrate but the acid and slightly angular tannins really fill out the mouth nicely. The fruit has a light raspberry preserve edge to it but remains clear on the palate and fairly zesty with integrated herbal spice notes adding detail and some walnutty oak leading to a moderately long oak tannin and wild red berry fruit finish. Smooth, polished and well balanced. 89pts



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