Murphy-Goode Fumé Blanc Alexander Valley 2008

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The 2008 vintage boasts flavors and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits expressed over a bright, yet rich mouthfeel. The wine was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the fruit aromatics and a portion was barrel fermented to increase the texture of the wine. We also use a clone of Sauvignon Blanc called Sauvignon Musqué to add a hint of orange blossom and tangerine.

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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 Fumé Blanc Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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3.00 5
06/14/2010

This Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc is tart and crisp. The color is pale gold with a touch of green. The smells are of grass and grapefruit. The taste is of meons and grapefruit. The finish is refreshing and vibrant. I paid $8.49 recently.


Snooth User: Heathen83
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3.00 5
04/04/2010

Aromas of freshly cut grass, citrus, and butter. Tastes of citrus.


Snooth User: rmcunningham
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3.00 5
09/11/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Murphy-Goode Fumé Blanc Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A perky little white wine, dry and dust, with lemon and lime flavors that are boosted by bright acidity. Spreads over the palate with a tart pepperiness, an ideal food wine. It's also a good value.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A style that focuses on the melon aspects of Sauvignon Blanc, while remaining true to the crisp, varietal character that makes this so easy to match with a wide variety of foods.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Intriguing, with complex guava, mineral and toasty notes. It's light-bodied and steely, full of lovely flavors that linger. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Quite bright and lemony, with a squeaky-clean finish. This tangy and refreshing wine would be a great match for briny oysters or other seafood.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Starts with a whiff of matchstick, but there's good depth and concentration to its melon, fig, honeysuckle, grass and tangy citrus flavors. Drink now.



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The 2008 vintage boasts flavors and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits expressed over a bright, yet rich mouthfeel. The wine was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the fruit aromatics and a portion was barrel fermented to increase the texture of the wine. We also use a clone of Sauvignon Blanc called Sauvignon Musqué to add a hint of orange blossom and tangerine.

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