Murphy-Goode Snake Eyes Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $37.99 $28.89
Save $9.10 (24%)
Item No. 97933
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Every year I search for the best Zinfandel fruit that the Alexander Valley produces and that is what goes into our Snake Eyes Zinfandel. This year the honor has been bestowed upon Nancy Ellis Dalziel, the 5th generation owner of Ellis Ranch. This 70- year-old vineyard tends to be low yielding, with small clusters and berries that create a highly concentrated wine with rich color. Our 2005 Snake Eyes Zinfandel spent 20 months in French (68%) and American (32%) oak barrels and has flavors of black raspberry and blackberry jam. While the wine drinks great now, it also has strong tannins that make it suitable for aging.

This is a big wine that doesn't back down to big flavors. Serve with slow-roasted baby back ribs or blackened fish.

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Purchased this before, and fell in love with the traditional Zinfandel profile. Lots of spice and dark fruit. Layers of flavor, and very well integrated. A terrific win all by itself.
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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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