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Murrietas Well the Whip White 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

43% Chardonnay, 15% Gewurztraminer, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Orange Muscat, 8% Viognier, 5% Pinot Blanc, 4% Semillon, 3% Muscat Canelli Very floral on the nose with some woody spice notes adding sweetness to the core of peach, nectarine, and orange marmalade fruit all topped with a hint of oily pine nut. A little residual sugar makes this somewhat sweet on entry, though the sweetness is subsumed by the bitter orange and peach fruit in the mouth. Very floral inner mouth perfumes add complexity here, as do a touch of wood spice and minerality on the finish, which is lengthened by the lingering effects of the sugar. This is a fairly big and assertive wine, and as such would be a great choice for spicy Asian food that features flavors of ginger, or lemon grass, all very much in the same vein. 87pts

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Murrieta's Well:
With a deeply rooted history, unsurpassed terroir and rich winemaking heritage, Murrieta’s Well is one of California’s original treasures. The historic winery dates back to 1883 with the planting of imported cuttings from historic French chateaux and the building of a gravity-flow winery into the hillside. In 1990, Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso teamed up to revive the 92-acre property, and s... Read more
With a deeply rooted history, unsurpassed terroir and rich winemaking heritage, Murrieta’s Well is one of California’s original treasures. The historic winery dates back to 1883 with the planting of imported cuttings from historic French chateaux and the building of a gravity-flow winery into the hillside. In 1990, Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso teamed up to revive the 92-acre property, and since then, the two have been crafting Estate blends that highlight the best attributes of the terroir. Visit us to discover unforgettable blends, try our exclusive tasting room-only wines, or to enjoy one of our vineyard tours. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Murrietas Well the Whip White

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,789
3.50 5
01/26/2014

43% Chardonnay, 15% Gewurztraminer, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Orange Muscat, 8% Viognier, 5% Pinot Blanc, 4% Semillon, 3% Muscat Canelli Very floral on the nose with some woody spice notes adding sweetness to the core of peach, nectarine, and orange marmalade fruit all topped with a hint of oily pine nut. A little residual sugar makes this somewhat sweet on entry, though the sweetness is subsumed by the bitter orange and peach fruit in the mouth. Very floral inner mouth perfumes add complexity here, as do a touch of wood spice and minerality on the finish, which is lengthened by the lingering effects of the sugar. This is a fairly big and assertive wine, and as such would be a great choice for spicy Asian food that features flavors of ginger, or lemon grass, all very much in the same vein. 87pts


Member Reviews for Murrietas Well the Whip White

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,582
3.50 5
06/11/2014

Extremely enjoyable white blend from Livermore Valley. Apricot, orange creamsickle, a touch of honeysuckle, nice acidity and a medium finish. There's some nice layers and a bit of a viscuous mouthfeel.


3.50 5
08/14/2013

Primarily Chardonnay, with Semillon and 4 other supporting varietals; light golden straw color, grapefruit and melon aromas, honeydew melon flavor with a touch of citrus zing, this is well-balanced; at $19, good QPR.


Snooth User: winesthething
148538530
3.50 5
03/30/2014

Managed to snag a bottle from wine.com. Sadly, it's no longer available. It's luscious, fruity and special. Bought it for under $20, it was a bargain! A lovely sip.


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,130
4.40 5
01/24/2014

Four and a half glasses



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