Sample submitted for review. SRP of $15 and widely available for around $12. 49,000 cases produced.
From the bottle:
"Like a new cover of your favorite song, our Pinot Noir is unexpected, mysterious and wonderfully familiar - all at the same time. We make the wine from small clusters of tiny, dark berries that give it zesty black cherry character and intriguing notes of spice. Enjoy this wine with pork tenderloin or last night's leftovers - either way, it's a Goode choice.
We take our wines seriously...ourselves, not so much.
The 2012 Murphy-Goode California Pinot Noir begins with aromas of black cherry, cola and a little vanilla. It sounds simple, but it's actually quite nice and better than the sum of its parts. Tasting reveals flavors fairly similar to the nose with a smooth, soft texture. It's pretty straightforward as far as Pinot Noir goes, but hey, straightforward Pinot Noir is pretty darn good. It ends dry with lingering sour cherry notes as well as some hints of cranberry and black tea. At only $12, this is another great Pinot Noir for the 99!
You may also want to check out our interview with Murphy-Goode winemaker Dave Ready Jr. here.
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