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Murphy-Goode Single Deck Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012

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Sourced from Alden-Ellis, a single vineyard mountain estate in Alexander Valley, this wine screams big, bold cabernet. Single Deck comes from a vineyard block which sits at 1180 feet above the valley floor. This elevation, combined with rocky soils stress the vines, creating intense berries which are rich in flavor and character. Grab your fork and knife and enjoy this one because you'll need well-seasoned charbroiled ribeye to accompany this cabernet. This wine was aged 17 months in 71 percent French oak and 29 percent American oak, 30 percent new. You'll notice the tannins are rich, soft, and abundant.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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 Single Deck Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,178
4.00 5
05/21/2015

Powerfully aromatic nose of candied raspberry, blackberry and black cherry. A bit restrained in the mouth, with tight, gripping tannins out ahead of the fruit, which shows nicely on the mid palate of blackberry, black currant, leather, espresso beans, and a touch of tar. This is a powerful Cabernet and for lovers of this style of wine it's a real treat.



Sourced from Alden-Ellis, a single vineyard mountain estate in Alexander Valley, this wine screams big, bold cabernet. Single Deck comes from a vineyard block which sits at 1180 feet above the valley floor. This elevation, combined with rocky soils stress the vines, creating intense berries which are rich in flavor and character. Grab your fork and knife and enjoy this one because you'll need well-seasoned charbroiled ribeye to accompany this cabernet. This wine was aged 17 months in 71 percent French oak and 29 percent American oak, 30 percent new. You'll notice the tannins are rich, soft, and abundant.

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