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Murphy Goode 'liar's Dice' Zinfandel 2014

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Rich fruit aromas of blackberry syrup, floral sweetness, cinnamon and black cherry. Dark and brooding on the palate, ripe fruit notes of blackberry, black currant and black cherry with dark chocolate and black olive notes, with tart acidity and a bit of medicine coming in on the finish.

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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 'liar's Dice' Zinfandel

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,916
0.00 5
Vintage: 2013 10/05/2016

Rich fruit aromas of blackberry syrup, floral sweetness, cinnamon and black cherry. Dark and brooding on the palate, ripe fruit notes of blackberry, black currant and black cherry with dark chocolate and black olive notes, with tart acidity and a bit of medicine coming in on the finish.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/07/2012

This is pretty intense on the nose with fleshy fruits, wild cherry aromas and a very well integrated cigar box and vanilla-toned veneer. Very smooth on entry, this is fairly seamless with lots of red berry fruit that is fresh and juicy, showing a cognac cream edge from the wood along with some sandpaper tannins. The finish is large-scaled with cherries jubilee and plenty of wood spice. A bit aggressive today but long and flavorful. 88pts


Member Reviews for Murphy Goode 'liar's Dice' Zinfandel

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,927
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/11/2016

Something of an herbally or grassy nose. Light hit of red fruit on entry. Similarly, fairly light on tannin and acid. A perfectly fine wine for a light dinner/lunch.


Snooth User: ApelsecS
10683501,612
1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/10/2012

I was disappointed by this zin. It seems to me absolutely artificial.


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
725240651
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/12/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/28/2009

Scents of spice and wood. Dry with tangy peppercorn flavor.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/27/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/27/10


Snooth User: KNANTONE
70512932
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2010

A new favorite!


Snooth User: msc1956
39286627
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/17/2010

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Murphy Goode 'liar's Dice' Zinfandel

External Review
Vintage: 2013 02/09/2017

THOUGHTS FROM WINEMAKER DAVID READY, JR.: The 2013 Liar’s Dice is as juicy as ever! The soft tannins invite ripe, yet fresh flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, and blackberry jam. This is created to be a second glass Zin! If you have one, you are certain to have a second. OUR FAVORITE FOOD COMBOS: Baby back pork ribs, slow smoked for hours, are always a hit with the Liar’s Dice Zin, although it’s hard not to have a winning pair with just about anything coming off the grill or smoker. Blend: 96% Zinfandel 4% Petite Sirah AGING: 16 months in 58% American, 10% new and 42% French, 6% new ALCOHOL: 15.4% TA: .63 g/100mL PH: 3.72


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Vintage: 2012 12/29/2015

THOUGHTS FROM WINEMAKER DAVID READY, JR.: The 2012 Liar’s Dice is as vibrant as ever! Juicy tannins invite flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, and blackberry jam. This is a one created to be a second glass Zin! If you have one, you are certain to have a second. OUR FAVORITE FOOD COMBOS: Baby back pork ribs, slow smoked for hours, are always a hit with the Liar’s Dice Zin! AGING: 9 months in 52% American Oak (13% new) and 48% French Oak (9% new) ALCOHOL: 15.5% TA: .56 g/100mL PH: 3.77


External Review
Vintage: 2011 12/11/2014

In Liar’s Dice Zinfandel, we’ve created our most passionate wine — one that’s so luscious and juicy, it’ll leave you wanting more. Our 2011 vintage is a combination of both Dry Creek and Alexander Valley fruit. The Alexander Valley fruit imparts rich flavors of black cherry and blackberry jam. The Dry Creek grapes contribute black raspberry and currants. Soft, round tannins perfectly balance the sweetness of the fruit. - Winery VARIETY: 93% Zinfandel 7% Petite Sirah AGING: 12 months in 47% French (4% new), 53% American (12% new) oak barrels TA: 5.9 g/L PH: 3.77 ALCOHOL: 15.5%


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Vintage: 2010 11/12/2013

best of us. But everyone gets lucky when these winegrowers pool their vineyard resources for a wine as exciting as this one. From Dry Creek and Alexander Valley AVAs, Liar's Dice Zinfandel reveals deep aromas and luscious flavors of black cherry, blackberry jam, black raspberry and currants. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2012

This ripe, zesty Zin features fresh raspberry and vanilla aromas, leading to jammy black cherry, spice and caramel flavors. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2012

A heady red with spicy tannins that give it a cinnamon Red Hots feel, this has enough juicy richness to balance its alcohol. For well-marbled beef.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/12/2013

For twenty years, the best Zinfandel growers in Sonoma County have been getting together in the mornings for a game or two of Liar's Dice. Win a bet, breakfast is on you. Lose a bet-happens to the best of us. But everyone gets lucky when these winegrowers pool their vineyard resources for a wine as exciting as this one. From Dry Creek and Alexander Valley AVAs, Liar's Dice Zinfandel reveals deep aromas and luscious flavors of black cherry, blackberry jam, black raspberry and currants. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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