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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wine Tasting - Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc The Fumé 2009

"Wine is bottled poetry."
 - Robert Luis Stevenson

Hello everyone!  I hope that you're having a wonderful day.

Not another wine tasting!  Sorry, folks.  But ~ This is more than a wine tasting.  This is actually consumption and review of Rosey Rebecca's future brother-in-law!  Huh???  Well, check out this web link okay?

She had to go brag and boast about the wonderful Sauvignon Blanc that she had found.  Well, I too prefer the red wines and she had Tiffany and I quite curious.  Could this wine be one of this hidden gems hiding out there on the wine merchant's shelf?  Yes, it turned out to be so.

So ~ On a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon in Florida, Tiffany and I opened a chilled bottle and gave it a try.  We enjoyed it with crackers & hummus and fresh veggies (baby carrot, snap pea and sliced cucumber).  A most delicious pairing.  The only problem?  Easy!  When the bottle ran dry.  :(

Chucky's Score:  90
Tiffany's Score:  88

Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc The Fumé 2009

Appellation:  North Coast, Santa Rosa, California
Grape Varietal(s):  Sauvignon Blanc & Sémillon
Retail Price:  $8.99
Vintage:  2009
Producer:  Murphy-Goode
Alcohol:  13.5%
Calories:   94 per 4-ounce

Tasting sheets as follows.

Chucky's Tasting Notes

Tiffany's Tasting Notes

The label reads as follows:

"Like a classic guitar riff, The Fumé may be enjoyed on its own or as the rhythm of a larger ensemble.  The wine displays a bright, intriguing range of tropical flavors that harmonize with orange blossom and tangerine.  Vibrant acidity and a rich mouthfeel allow it to stand up to any kind of seafood, from coconut shrimp to oysters on the half-shell.  It's all Goode.

 We take our wine seriously... ourselves, not so much."

The website reads as follows:

"The 2009 vintage was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was barrel fermented in French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and develop flavors of white peach and honeydew melon. We also use a clone of Sauvignon Blanc called Sauvignon Musqué to add a hint of orange blossom and tangerine and, for the first time ever, we blended in some estate Sémillon. The Sémillon adds wonderful floral notes and nice texture."

A most pleasant crispy white fruity wine.  Lots of creaminess with an abundance of tropical flavors.  Each sip was more enjoyable than the last.  Both Tiffany and I noted it's change in tastes as we went through each glass.  A most pleasurable complexity to this Sauvignon Blanc.

Hi-dee hi-dee try-Rebecca's-new-found-love-yourself-ho my friends.

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