Posts Tagged Murphy-Goode

2014 Murphy-Goode Pinot Grigio, California

In the glass, it is a pale straw color, with some effervescence present. The pretty nose delivers plenty of sweet white flowers, honeysuckle, apple, pear, orange, and tropical fruits. This cornucopia of aromatics likely comes from the addition of a... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘Reserve’ Zinfandel, Alexander Valley

This wine defines one version of the term “big Zin,” as its menthol and licorice root notes overwhelm any fruit impressions on the nose. In the mouth, however, some dark fruit flavors emerge, along with a palate-coating quality that makes it a... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘Snake Eyes’ Zinfandel

The aroma of this opaque purple black wine may fool you. It’s packed with impressions of brown sugar, baking spices, prunes and raisins — almost like a raisin pie. You then may be expecting a drinking experience like that offered by a well-aged... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘Liar’s Dice’ Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Translucent light garnet in hue, this amalgam of Sonoma County Zinfandel vineyard fruit showcases notes of raspberry, sweet red cherry, and hints of black pepper, menthol and sweet milk chocolate. There’s a sense of hotness in the finish, so... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode Chardonnay, California

Murphy-Goode makes both Alexander Valley- and Russian River Valley-designated bottlings of Chardonnay that cost about twice as much as this California-designated wine, which reminded us of some of the Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnays... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode Pinot Grigio, California

Brilliant straw in hue and possessing some prickly acidity, this wine is medium-full in body and can perform double-duty as either a tasty companion to food or a refreshing warm weather sipper. A marshmallow-like initial impression gives way to a... Read more

The 2012 Cabs from Murphy-Goode: It’s All Goode — and Ready!

By Bob Johnson When there’s someone with the last name of Goode involved in a winery, or any business, for that matter, all kinds of marketing opportunities present themselves. In the case Sonoma County’s Murphy-Goode Winery —... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘Terra A Lago’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

This is a tightly wound wine, so the first aromatic impression comes from the cinnamon, clove and vanilla notes, rather than the fruit. With time in the glass and plenty of swirling, however, enticing impressions of chocolate-dipped cherries and... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

The nose of this wine offers up notes of black cherries, cinnamon, black currants, black licorice, and hints of brown sugar and cloves. In the mouth, there’s ample, plump dark fruit with a sweet edge, and the velvety tannins subside to reveal a... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘Poker Knight’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

Combine the power of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with the much earlier accessibility of Alexander Valley Cab and what do you get? Most likely, a bottle with “Knights Valley” on the label, and this wine from that appellation can be enjoyed now... Read more