May 10 2010

Tricky Tastes

I have to admit that I’m biased against California wines.  I spent so much time working with Italian wines, I’ve become a little bit of a snob — I can admit it.

Murphy Goode Minnesota Cuvée
Murphy Goode Minnesota Cuvée

During my time vying for the wine gig up in Sonoma, I purchased a bunch of different Murphy Goode wines.  Tonight, we opened up the Minnesota Cuvée.  I was really impressed.

The nose is sweet and musty, a little syrupy and just kinda comforting.

The taste is light and a little woody. Sweet, and a lot more complex than I would expect from a Chardonnay.  It leaves a warm, fresh taste on the tongue.

Again, I’m not generally a big fan of Chardonnay, but I’d drink this on a warm summer night any time.

(By the way, this particular bottle starred as Wineder Woman in The Supergoode Friends).

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Posted May 10, 2010 by Clay in category "Uncategorized


  1. By Jules on

    I recently tried 2 M-G wines; the Coastal Pinot Noir (short version: A Big Bottle of Meh, glad I didn’t embarrass myself by serving it to friends) and The Fume (Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc; better, but Oyster Bay is superior).

    So I don’t know if I want to keep trying their portfolio ; I’m a little interested in their Liar’s Dice zinfandel, since I think it won an award recently, but there’s so many other California winemakers out there, and my tolerance for risking cash on overpriced, under-performing domestics is low.

  2. By Clay (Post author) on

    Agreed, some of them are iffy. I enjoyed the Liar’s Dice, though (I believe the Liar’s Dice played one of the Wineder Twins, and both of them were tasty).

    This one was just a lot MORE that I would have expected from a Chardonnay.

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