We heard through the blogging grapevine that one of our grocery stores was having a killer sale on some good wines. Sale + Good wine = trip down to our local Safeway to check it all out. Turns out that the grapevine was right -- Murphy-Goode Cab was on a good sale.
While the thought of instant gratification crossed our minds, we decided to save the bottle for a bit, which means we didn't open it for a couple of nights. What to pair with our steak tonight? Why the Murphy-Goode 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon of course!
What sounded like a pure varietal turned out to be a blend: 91% Cab, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, and 1% Malbec. The wine has flavors of black cherry, with a a smooth velvety finish reminiscent of vanilla. As the Murphy-Goode web site says: "the 'king of varietals', Cabernet is a wine that always pairs well with one word - meat. Any kind. Apologies to vegetarians." The Cab was very good, but not great. We enjoyed it, but were glad we picked it up on sale. But maybe next time we need to age it more than a few days...
It has been years since I visited that winery. I wasn't too impressed either. It's too bad because they have a history. Oh well, can't win em' all.
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