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Murphy Goode Zinfandel Liar's Dice 2011

External Review by We Speak Wine:

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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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

External Reviews for Murphy Goode Zinfandel Liar's Dice

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
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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