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Murphy-Goode Zinfandel Alexander Valley Snake Eyes 2005

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The 2005 Zinfandel "Box Cars" is a uniquely versatile wine. Fermented to 1.5% residual sugar, this Late Harvest is not a traditional dessert wine. Dried cherry, raspberry and red plum fruit complement a generous structure and enormous round texture. A classic with cheese, this wine will also complement dishes ranging from marbled beef to dark fruit reductions, blackberry tarts or dark chocolate desserts. For those who indulge, this is also a perfect wine to enjoy fireside with a great cigar.

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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 Zinfandel Alexander Valley Snake Eyes

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Snooth User: chrisburnspa
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4.50 5
06/04/2009

Absolutely wonderful! Dark Ruby in color. It has notes of boysenberry and white pepper on the nose. In the mouth, it is spicy with black cherry and a hint of chocolate. Very silky with a long lingering finish. I really love this one.


External Reviews for Murphy-Goode Zinfandel Alexander Valley Snake Eyes

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Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal



The 2005 Zinfandel "Box Cars" is a uniquely versatile wine. Fermented to 1.5% residual sugar, this Late Harvest is not a traditional dessert wine. Dried cherry, raspberry and red plum fruit complement a generous structure and enormous round texture. A classic with cheese, this wine will also complement dishes ranging from marbled beef to dark fruit reductions, blackberry tarts or dark chocolate desserts. For those who indulge, this is also a perfect wine to enjoy fireside with a great cigar.

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