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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Murphy-Goode All-In Claret 2010
Murphy-Goode All-In Claret 2010
(search item no. 119670)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The All In represents our top lots of Alexander Valley Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. These wines are carefully blended together to create a wine in which we are confident to be fully committed to the pot. There's no blushng here. The dark cherry of the Merlot melds with the blackberry, cassis and thyme of the Cabernet to produce an intensely aromatic wine. The Petit Verdot adds richness, depth and notes of red berry fruits. Heavily structured by its rich, smooth tannins, this wine will benefit from 18-24 months of cellaring, and properly stored will age nicely for five to eight years.

2010 All In Claret is a wine that is substantial enough to stand up to full-bodied food preparations. Enjoy this wine with roast rack of lamb, grilled steak, or barbecued ribs.

Blend: 64% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

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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.