Murphy-Goode Island Block Reserve Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

Price: $26.99
Item No. 50882
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Winemaker's Notes

Chris Benz selects the best lots from estate vineyards in gravelly soil along the Russian River, then she selects the best individual barrels for this reserve wine. It is all barrel fermented in French oak and about half undergoes malolactic. Smooth and silky with spiced apple and peach and Bosc pear with a hint of hazelnut.

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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 Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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