Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 100830)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The benchland and hillside vineyards on the eastern edge of the Alexander Valley give us pure flavors of wild blackberries, ripe plums and fresh herbs that make up the luscious core of this wine. Full and rich on the palate with soft, supple tannins, this is a classic Alexander Valley Cabernet.

The vivid, dark fruit flavors and structure of this wine make it a versatile complement to spring lamb rubbed with garlic and rosemary, a variety of slow-cooked stews, marinated and grilled wild game, good steaks and aged cheeses.

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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.