Murphy-Goode Liars Dice Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 97373
  • red wine
  • W&S89
  • WN89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

In Liar's Dice Zinfandel, we've created our most passionate wine--one that's so sweet and juicy, it'll leave you wanting more. Our 2006 is a combination of both Dry Creek and Alexander Valley fruit. The Dry Creek grapes are sourced from Walt Dieden's vineyard and contribute black raspberry and currants. Our grapes from the Alexander Valley were sourced from the 80 year-old vines at Ellis Ranch, the 30 year-old dry farmed vines of Elaine Maria and the Trusendi Ranch. The Alexander Valley fruit imparts rich, fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry jam. Soft tannins perfectly balance the sweetness of the fruit. We blend 4% Carignan to add balance and structure to this well-rounded Zinfandel.

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Dense garnet hue. Ripe scents of black cherry with maple undertones. Vibrant acidity and juicy flavors of raspberry and wild cherry. Silky tannins in the raspberry-driven close."
89 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
A bold zin, excellent value. Have had it numerous times and continues to do the trick.
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Learn About Murphy-Goode Map ItMap It

Twenty years ago, Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready shared a vision: grow distinctive grapes, produce delicious wine, have fun and make friends in the process. They founded their three-family partnership in 1985 and launched the brand with two wines: estate grown Fume Blanc and Chardonnay. In the beginning, only the Murphy family's ranch and the Murphy-Goode Vineyard provided...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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