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Murphy Goode Homefront Red 2011

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Bright citrus and lush tropical fruit aromas. Flavors of white peach and honeydew. What’s not to love about this versatile Sauvignon Blanc, with its hint of Semillon for floral notes and its touch of oak for that smoky, intriguing “fume” personality. From poolside aperitifs to your best friend’s wedding, from barbecued oysters on the beach to the BYOB Thai place around the corner, this go-to wine from California’s North Coast rises to every single occasion. Don’t leave home—or stay home—without it.

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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 Homefront Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,095
2.50 5
01/07/2014

A bit tight on the nose though with underlying jammy fruit and some perfumy oak top notes. Sweet and plump on entry with nice blackberry fruit on the palate. This is supple, round and fresh with enough acid to help highlight some of the red fruit, cranberry notes on the midpalatal. there’s some coconutty oak on the palate along with a little lead pencil that leads to the simple, fruity finish. Pretty good in the style with lots of plummy and spicy berry fruit on the palate, soft tannins, and enough acid to keep the finish clean. 83pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,095
4.20 5
01/07/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Murphy Goode Homefront Red

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/11/2013

Murphy Goode Fume is made of mainly Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Semillon. It was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the expression of bright citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was barrel fermented in French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and develop lush flavors of white peach and honeydew melon.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

The 2010 Fume was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the expression of bright citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was barrel fermented in French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and develop lush flavors of white peach and honeydew melon. The Semillon adds wonderful expressions of floral notes and adds nice texture.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/11/2013

Our new California Red Wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petit Sirah, and Zinfandel. This is a wine that is food friendly and fruit forward. It's chock full of flavors of black cherry and raspberry, vanilla and toast, and has a nice long finish that invites another glass. Our Homefront Red is not only the perfect wine for your own homefront, it's also the perfect wine to share with friends - and hey, it's not just a good wine, it's for a good cause! - David Ready, WinemakerOperation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 5,000 volunteers across 25 chapters and has met more than 430,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94% of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/11/2014

A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petit Sirah, and Zinfandel. This is a wine that is food friendly and fruit forward. It's chock full of flavors of black cherry and raspberry, vanilla and toast, and has a nice long finish that invites another glass.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

Our new California Red Wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petit Sirah, and Zinfandel. This is a wine that is food friendly and fruit forward. It's chock full of flavors of black cherry and raspberry, vanilla and toast, and has a nice long finish that invites another glass. Our Homefront Red is not only the perfect wine for your own homefront, it's also the perfect wine to share with friends - and hey, it's not just a good wine, it's for a good cause! - David Ready, Winemaker Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 5,000 volunteers across 25 chapters and has met more than 430,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94% of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.



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Bright citrus and lush tropical fruit aromas. Flavors of white peach and honeydew. What’s not to love about this versatile Sauvignon Blanc, with its hint of Semillon for floral notes and its touch of oak for that smoky, intriguing “fume” personality. From poolside aperitifs to your best friend’s wedding, from barbecued oysters on the beach to the BYOB Thai place around the corner, this go-to wine from California’s North Coast rises to every single occasion. Don’t leave home—or stay home—without it.

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