93% Zinfandel and 7% Petite Sirah from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, California.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $21 and available for as low as $14.
From the bottle:
"The best thing about wine is it doesn't lie. The sun, the soil, the crush, the barrel -- it's all right there in the glass, naked and honest. One taste of Liar's Dice and you'll know you picked a winner. Sweet and juicy, with big flavors of black raspberry and blackberry jam balanced by bold tannins and acidity. This wine is no roll of the dice, it's a surefire winner. And that's no lie.
We're big fans of the wines of Murphy-Goode, as evidenced by our reviews of their Homefront Redand their Pinot Noir. We also love a good California Zinfandel and frankly, winemaker Dave Ready Jr. over at Murphy-Goode hit this one out of the park.
The 2011 Murphy-Goode Liars Dice Zinfandel begins with an excellent aroma full of black cherry, black currants, vanilla, mint and a little bramble. It gets even better when tasting as your mouth explodes with loads of juicy and sweet dark fruit infused with luscious vanilla and caramel and dotted with black pepper. Depth of flavor is one of the things I love most about a good Zinfandel and this one definitely goes deep. Fantastic flavors of sweet blackberry, black raspberry and black cherry are wrapped up in a bold, lively, spicy and smooth texture. It ends dry, juicy, savory and long with a touch of heat. Yowza, this is a bold, flavorful wine and I love it!
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