Murphy-Goode Liars Dice Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 93506
  • CG91
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

Approximately 15% of the grapes in Murphy-Goode 2005 Liar's Dice Zinfandel came from the Dry Creek Valley which adds in flavors of spice and black raspberries. The wine was aged 14 months in French and American oak barrels.

"Mouthwatering aromas of perfectly ripe, dark fruits – black cherries, plums and ripe blackberries – foretell the luscious flavors of this Zinfandel. On the palate there is an explosion of fruit."
- Winemaker David Ready, Jr.

This is a very adaptable, food-friendly wine; enjoy it with grilled meats, from burgers to steaks, sausage or lamb kebobs.

Critical Acclaim

"We fully admit to being unaccustomed to finding anything like "polish" in a wine of this size and ripeness, but both polish and balance are the hallmarks of this deeply filled wine. It leads with intense aromas of blackberries, sweet smoke and cream, and it follows up on that promise with rich, well-composed flavors of emphatic fruit. It is firmed by a nice trim of tannins and shows little in the way of intrusive heat despite its 15.8% alcohol. It is withal a fairly serious wine, and it seems certain to improve for another three to five years."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
If you like Red Zins, this is a great bottle for under $20. It is outstanding on the nose and the medium dryness goes perfect with the rich cherry flavors. My wife and I had a bottle with some very good steaks and it was an excellent fit.
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Jules - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/24/2010)
This is one of the best Zinfandels I have had in a long time. I highly recommend it. Tastes good with everything!
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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
took a long time to open, then again I'm not a HUGE fan of Zins.
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Learn About Murphy-Goode Map ItMap It

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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