Andrew Murray Esperance Red Blend 2016 Front Label
Andrew Murray Esperance Red Blend 2016 Front LabelAndrew Murray Esperance Red Blend 2016  Front Bottle Shot

Andrew Murray Esperance Red Blend 2016

  • JD90
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JD93
  • RP91
  • WW91
  • WS91
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $26.99
Try the
30
26 99
Save $3.01 (10%)
0
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Tue, Aug 23
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0.0 0 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

“Esperance”, which is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, from Paso Robles and Santa Ynez Valley vineyards. It is fashioned in the style of the great reds of Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape of France. Considered a ‘fine value’ by Robert Parker, Jr., “Esperance” has consistently delighted wine critics for over 15 years.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JD 90
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Esperance checks in as 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre that was brought up mostly in neutral barrels. Deep ruby/purple-colored with complex notes of kirsch, blackberries, pepper, and leafy herbs, it hits the palate with medium-bodied depth and richness, sweet tannin, and a layered, balanced style. It's a delicious drink as well as a great value.
View More
Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray Vineyards

View all products
Andrew Murray Vineyards, California
Andrew Murray Vineyards Winery Image

Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late 1980’s while traveling through France’s Rhône Valley. Leaving his UC Berkeley paleontology studies behind, he pursued his new mistress, Syrah, with an internship in Australia. His three-month tryst evolved into a 15-month romance with the famed Australian Shiraz. Returning to the states, he earned a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from UC Davis’ renowned wine program, then founded his eponymous Santa Ynez winery and vineyard. Andrew and his family were drawn to the natural beauty, climate, soils and topography of Santa Barbara County. It all reminded him of his travels through the Rhône Valley where he first fell in love with the notion of winegrowing while just a teenager.

Andrew’s focus and dedication to his craft have culminated in what Robert Parker, Jr. calls, “…one of the shining stars in the Santa Barbara firmament.” This perennially youthful perfectionist has been named ‘Tastemaker of the Year’ by Food and Wine Magazine, as well as, ‘One of the most fearsome talents in food and wine.’ Still, despite myriad accolades, Andrew remains the same modest, approachable, contemplative man he was when he first embarked to Australia back in 1992. He is eternally committed to vinicultural ‘Kaizen’ – the unrelenting pursuit of continuous improvement.

As Robert Parker, Jr. put it, “…Andrew Murray’s offerings are a breath of fresh air given their exceptionally high quality and realistic prices – reader take note.” We hope you’ll come visit us and delight in sampling the fruits of Andrew’s passionate labors.

Image for Central Coast Wine California content section
View all products

The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast California wine district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.

Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.

While the Central Coast California wine region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few Central Coast reds and whites. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.

Image for Rhône Blends content section
View all products

With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre form the base of the classic Rhône Red Blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. Though they originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley, with some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in other countries. Somm Secret—Putting their own local spin on the Rhône Red Blend, those from Priorat often include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance.

HNYAMVESP16C_2016 Item# 518686

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...