Monday, September 6, 2010

Murphy Goode California Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, CA, USA

A medium to full-bodied elegant Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from California.

Technical Data: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a small amount of Merlot, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Nine months in French and American oak, 17% new.

Description: Bright garnet red in color with purple hues. Intense red and black fruits nose laced with oak and old leather. Rich mouth-feel expressing flavors of ripe cherries, plum and black berries interwoven with oak, spice and leather. Elegant supple tannins with a chocolaty long lasting finish and a hint of dried herbs. This wine has some texture to it.

Food Pairing & Service: Will pair with a wide range of food. Best with BBQ-ed meats and roasted veggies.

Score: 8/10.

Ageing Potential: Drink now and up to 2 more years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $24.99

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