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Budget Bottle USD 11.75 750ml

Murphy-Goode California Chardonnay 2013

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Murphy-Goode has a long history with Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley, so we are very excited to bring back one of these esteemed Chardonnay’s our 2013 Single Deck Chardonnay. The grapes originate from our Kelli Ann Vineyard on Eastside Road and have some wonderful tropical notes along with a touch of spiced pear. The wine was barrel fermented and aged in French Oak lending subtle notes of toasted bread and sweet vanilla. It is extremely delicate and very well balanced.The odds are definitely in your favor with our Single Deck Chardonnay. We picked the name Single Deck in reference to this wine’s single vineyard sourcing in the Alexander Valley, and to reference a favorable table when playing a hand of Black Jack. Single Deck comes from a vineyard block which sits at an elevation of 1940 feet above the valley floor. This elevation, combined with rocky soils stress the vines, creating intense berries and brings a hint of minerality to the wine.

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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 California Chardonnay

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,178
3.00 5
12/17/2014

Crisp apple pie and crumb cake aromas with vanilla ice cream and a touch of peach. This is a dry wine but has some perceived sweetness from the white grape and peach flavors, slight autolytic yeastiness and oaky vanilla notes. A fun, fresh and fruity Chardonnay that is fairly simple but nice.


Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,178
3.50 5
12/17/2014

Green apple and caramel aromas are light and clean. Flavors of honey and cream, light honeydew melon and almond. A fresh and light, easy-drinking Chard.



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Murphy-Goode has a long history with Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley, so we are very excited to bring back one of these esteemed Chardonnay’s our 2013 Single Deck Chardonnay. The grapes originate from our Kelli Ann Vineyard on Eastside Road and have some wonderful tropical notes along with a touch of spiced pear. The wine was barrel fermented and aged in French Oak lending subtle notes of toasted bread and sweet vanilla. It is extremely delicate and very well balanced.The odds are definitely in your favor with our Single Deck Chardonnay. We picked the name Single Deck in reference to this wine’s single vineyard sourcing in the Alexander Valley, and to reference a favorable table when playing a hand of Black Jack. Single Deck comes from a vineyard block which sits at an elevation of 1940 feet above the valley floor. This elevation, combined with rocky soils stress the vines, creating intense berries and brings a hint of minerality to the wine.

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