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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Terra a Lago 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the most intense cabernet in our portfolio. Winemaker Dave Ready's buddy Val Peline owns this vineyard and it sits at the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Alexander Valley on some beautiful rolling hills. The aroma opens with notes of blackberries and vanilla that leads to deep flavors of black cherries with just a touch of bay. Highly structured, this cabernet has rich, velvety tannins and a long, lingering finish. The Terra A Lago will age rather nicely for ten plus years, however due to the soft tannins it can be enjoyed in earlier years as well. Your readers will love it as a classic cabernet and steak pairing...make it a Porterhouse and a simple baked potato with butter, salt and pepper.

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Murphy-Goode Winery:
At Murphy-Goode, winemaking isn’t just a family busness; it’s a family tradition – one that’s endured since its founding in 1985 by friends Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready, and lives on in its current owners, the Jackson family. It’s a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Although currently more ... Read more
At Murphy-Goode, winemaking isn’t just a family busness; it’s a family tradition – one that’s endured since its founding in 1985 by friends Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready, and lives on in its current owners, the Jackson family. It’s a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Although currently more Bordeaux focused, in the early days of Murphy-Goode “a good bottle of wine” meant one of two things: Fumé Blanc or Chardonnay, both made with grapes harvested entirely from Murphy Ranch and Murphy-Goode Vineyard. But as the popularity of their wine grew, so did the need for additional vineyards. The solution? Simply bring more friends into the fold by creating partnerships with local farmers and neighbors who shared the Murphy-Goode vision. In the summer of 2006, one such neighbor, friend and fellow winemaker Jess Jackson, displayed such a strong belief in this vision that he purchased Murphy-Goode. The winery is still very much a family-oriented operation today, with the Murphys retaining their original vineyards and David Ready, Jr., son of one of the original founders, continuing on as Murphy-Goode’s winemaker. Though now, of course, they create more than just Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay. In fact in recent years, as newly planted vineyards have come into production, the winery’s focus has shifted from primarily white wine to distinctive reds – particularly Bordeaux blends produced from grape varieties that excel in the Alexander Valley. And so the tradition continues: friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Terra a Lago

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
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4.00 5
05/21/2015

This is inviting and cool on the nose with soft aromas of crushed violets, blackberries and ripe plums. In the mouth it's quite boisterous and full of fresh acidity, dark chocolate and blackberries and black currants. This is a bold wine that is not afraid to show a good bit of structure and acidity along with the fruit, making it a great candidate for aging, though you would be quite happy with it today as well. Fantastic expression of the grape and of Sonoma.



This is the most intense cabernet in our portfolio. Winemaker Dave Ready's buddy Val Peline owns this vineyard and it sits at the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Alexander Valley on some beautiful rolling hills. The aroma opens with notes of blackberries and vanilla that leads to deep flavors of black cherries with just a touch of bay. Highly structured, this cabernet has rich, velvety tannins and a long, lingering finish. The Terra A Lago will age rather nicely for ten plus years, however due to the soft tannins it can be enjoyed in earlier years as well. Your readers will love it as a classic cabernet and steak pairing...make it a Porterhouse and a simple baked potato with butter, salt and pepper.

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