Some wineries struggle with consistency year over year while others like Murphy Goode quietly go about their business making consistently Goode wines, pun intended 🙂 I last reviewed the 2012 Vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. It’s a by the glass wine at Earls. Dark in color with nice nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with a lovely fruit forward dark cherries. This is not a fruit bomb but it’s definitely to my mind a drink now style of wine. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tnnins nice dryness and some acidity. It’s a well made food friendly cab sauv that will go with lots of different foods. I paired it with lamb and it went well. I would give it an 88+. The LCBO say full bodied and smooth and I’d whole heartedly agree!
From the LCBO web site:
Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 — VINTAGES#: 427542
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
The year 2013 was brilliant for red varieties in California, as exhibited by this solid blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep and structured with impressive ripe black fruit that infuses an almost-sweet taste profile, this is long, fresh and balanced. A great value wine from a much-loved producer and a great vintage. (VINTAGES panel, May 2016) $19.95
Release Date:February 4, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By:Jackson Wine Estates International Sugar Content:8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth