40% Petite Sirah, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbecfrom Livermore Valley, California, California. The wine is aged for 24 months in a combination of new and previously used French oak barrels.
The Murrieta’s Well The Spur Red Blend has an SRP of $30 and is available for as low as $17. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers or order it from Wine.com. 345 barrels produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
At Murrieta’s Well we plant grape varietals according to the various microclimates on our estate and meticulously farm our vineyard using a small lot approach. This provides the winemaking palette for blending delicious wines that we artfully craft, showcasing the best of our estate each vintage.
The Livermore Valley, just to the east of Oakland and San Francisco, may not be an area you hear much about, but it has a vibrant wine scene. It’s one of my go to spots for great Petite Sirah and today’s red blend does indeed lead with that varietal.
The 2013 Murrieta’s Well The Spur Red Blend begins with an exquisite aroma of black cherry, blackberry, spice and vanilla. Tasting the medium to full-bodied wine reveals it to be smooth and full of delicious jammy dark fruit along with plenty of vanilla and spice from the well-spent time in oak. Leather, licorice and chocolate lead into the slightly chewy, dry and long finish.