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Murphy-Goode Merlot

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Murphy-Goode Merlot 750ML    
Sku: 41055

As a teenager playing in local Minneapolis bands, David Ready Jr. dreamed of being a rock star. This dream drew him to California, where wine captured his interest once and for all. As the son of one of Murphy-Goode winery's founders, David grew up appreciating wine. In 1997 David was named Assistant Winemaker and in 1998 he set the style for Liar's Dice and the subsequent Murphy-Goode zinfandels. In 2001, David became Winemaker. He likens winemaking to composing lyrics. Finding the words that best fit the tune is like designing a balanced blend or discovering the type of oak barrel that harmonizes with the wine.

Tasting notes
Inviting aromas of black cherry and thyme deliver awine with rich flavors of blackberry jam, nutmeg and dark fruit. The blend was aged in small oak cooperage to polish the soft tannins and complement the finish with a sweet toastiness.

Wine maker notes
We achieve considerable complexity of aroma and depth of flavor in this Alexander Valley Merlot through selection from several different vineyard sources. The steep hillside estates of Murphy Ranch and Robert Young Vineyards, in the heart of Alexander Valley provide the wine’s core of black fruit components, while vineyards on the bench-land in the southern part of the Alexander Valley add spice and further complexity.

Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
 
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