The folks at Murphy-Goode are quite serious about grape growing and winemaking, but in the end they want to produce something that brings to mind a three day weekend.
Tim Murphy and Dale Goode are two modern pioneers in winegrowing in Northern Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. With some 300 acres of prime vineyards, in 1985 they teamed with energetic wine marketer Dave Ready to start Murphy-Goode and produce full flavored wines from their own exceptional grapes. By developing their own winery, the growers control their destiny from vineyard to consumer.
This is a family affair. Tim's three sons -- Dennis, Jim and TJ -- handle much of the day-to-day management of the vineyards. Dave's sons are also part of Murphy-Goode, making up the winemaking team. David Ready, Jr. is Winemaker and his younger brother, Adam, is Cellarmaster.
The winery draws on estate hillside and benchland grapes for its Reserve wines and adds fruit from neighboring growers for its Sonoma County wines -- all made with a combination of skill and enthusiasm and a focus on presenting the high quality fruit that goes into them. "This isn't a lifestyle to us -- it's our life," says Tim Murphy. But at the end of the day, partner Dave Ready says, "It's time to pull a cork and have some fun."
Murphy Goode California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful expression of the varietal from a really great vintage. Petit Verdot was added to give the blend some added richness and depth, and a bit of Merlot provides some nice softness. Look forward to aromas and flavors of black berries and cherry with ... more
Murphy Goode California Merlot 2012
Our 2012 Merlot is derived from an amazing vintage. The wonderful weather allowed the grapes to hang on the line to reach full maturity. This helped to create a wine of richness and depth. This is no wimpy Merlot - we make this wine to please even the finickiest of ... more
Murphy Goode California Pinot Noir 2013
Our 2013 Pinot Noir comes from vineyards up and down the coast of California, including Monterey, Santa Barbara and Mendocino. Cool conditions in these prime growing spots keep grapes at a perfect balance between vibrant dark fruit character and bright acidity. Notes of vanilla from aging in French and American ... more
Murphy Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2012
The 2012 Lair's Dice is as vibrant as ever! Juicy tannins invite flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, and blackberry jam. This is a one created to be a second glass of Zin! If you have one, you are certain to have a second. more
Murphy Goode The Fumé 2014
Bright citrus and lush tropical fruit aromas. Flavors of white peach and honeydew. What's not to love about this versatile Sauvignon Blanc, with its hint of Sémillon for floral notes and its touch of oak for that smoky, intriguing "fume" personality. From poolside aperitifs to your best friend's wedding, from ... more
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