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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Murphy-Goode Adam's Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Murphy-Goode Adam's Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 101102)

PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $31.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Rick and Kathy Adams planted their 7.5-acre vineyard on an ancient, rock-strewn deposit left by the meandering Russian River, the defining geographic landmark in the Alexander Valley. The rocky soil stresses the vines into producing small clusters with tiny berries, resulting in concentrated flavors. California Bay Laurel trees at one corner of the vineyard and a stand of Eucalyptus trees on the opposing corner impart subtle minty flavors to the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

"The flavor profile of the 2004 Adams Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon tastes of ripe, dark berry fruit and black plums, with a smooth texture. A plush, rich and deep mouthfeel is structured by a seamless tannin framework that provides backbone. Aging for 20 months in 62% new French oak barrels contributes flavors of mocha, caramel and vanilla."
-Winemaker David Ready

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About Murphy-Goode:

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 Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay.

In the beginning, only the Murphy family's ranch and the Murphy-Goode Vineyard provided the grapes. Over the years, Murphy-Goode Winery steadily increased production, expanding the winery capacity and augmenting the harvest with fruit from the winery's "grower partners," local farmers and neighbors who shared the Murphy-Goode vision.

Initially the partners custom-crushed their grapes at a neighboring winery; consultant Merry Edwards guided the winemaking. After constructing a modest production facility on Tim Murphy's Alexander Valley ranch in 1987, they hired Winemaker Christina Benz. Chris made fifteen vintages of Murphy-Goode wine before turning the winemaking over to David Ready Jr. in 2001.

In recent years, the winery's focus has shifted from primarily white wine to distinctive red wines, particularly Bordeaux blends. Today, Murphy's three sons oversee the vineyards. Dave Ready's two sons make the wine. With exceptional grapes, inspired winemaking and the guiding values of the founding partners, the Murphy-Goode team is entering a fresh, new era of excellence.