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Murphy-Goode Zinfandel Sonoma County Liar's Dice 2009

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3% Carignane; 3% Petite Sirah. Here is a big, rich, impressively stuffed Zinfandel that keys keenly on juicy, blackberrry-like fruit, and, if hinting at chocolate, it does so without crossing the line into late-harvest ripeness. It is full, fleshy and jus

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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 Zinfandel Sonoma County Liar's Dice

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,830
3.50 5
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


External Reviews for Murphy-Goode Zinfandel Sonoma County Liar's Dice

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
07/31/2013

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


External Review
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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3% Carignane; 3% Petite Sirah. Here is a big, rich, impressively stuffed Zinfandel that keys keenly on juicy, blackberrry-like fruit, and, if hinting at chocolate, it does so without crossing the line into late-harvest ripeness. It is full, fleshy and jus

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