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Zinfandel Sonoma County Liar's Dice 2006

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Liar's Dice was made for the backyard barbeque. It sings when paried with lip-smacking baby-back ribs pulled-pork sandwiches burgers or anything that combines sweet and spicy flavors.

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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 Zinfandel Sonoma County Liar's Dice

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Snooth User: dosequisXX
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08/13/2012

strong and fruity. Really enjoyed this wine. Ryan and Kate Castle, Cameron (MD), Ann helene and Cedric and Sarah. August 11, 2012. Fajita dinner poolside.


External Reviews for Zinfandel Sonoma County Liar's Dice

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This is a juicy, exuberantly-styled Zin from the reliable Murphy-Goode Winery. A very good value, the 2004 Zinfandel Liar's Dice (16,000 cases produced) possesses a conservative (for currant day Zinfandels) alcohol percentage of 14.5. Its deep ruby color is followed by big, juicy, extroverted aromas of black cherries, earth, underbrush, pepper, and Provencal spices. It possesses loads of character, a full-bodied palate, terrific fruit purity, and a lovely, savory texture. Drink it over the next 2-4 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Starts off with toasty spice notes, then moves on to pretty raspberry, plum and blackberry flavors. Tangy acidity makes it lively, and toasty oak tops it off. Long at the end.


External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Liar's Dice was made for the backyard barbeque. It sings when paried with lip-smacking baby-back ribs pulled-pork sandwiches burgers or anything that combines sweet and spicy flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A vibrant and jammy wine, with lively raspberry and pepper aromas and soft, supple black cherry and toasty vanilla flavors. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A pleasing blend of cherry, cola and herb flavors that are couched in smooth-edged tannins.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

89WS see above next screen for discounted case price


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Liar's Dice was made for the backyard barbeque. It sings when paried with lip-smacking baby-back ribs pulled-pork sandwiches burgers or anything that combines sweet and spicy flavors.

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