2019 Murphy Goode California Chardonnay

91 Points Richard Caro
In stock
A proper Californian Chardonnay for a modest price. Murphy Goode have been making quality wine since the 1980s and the estate is still run by the second generation of the original three families. But while the hands-on ethic remains, they now benefit from the investment of the famous and quality-focused new owners, the Jackson Family. Punching well about its weight, this tasty Californian manages to be both rich and refreshing. Check it out!
Elsewhere up to $33.99 Save $10.00 $23.99 in mixed 6+ or $26.99 per bottle

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Twenty years ago, Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready shared a vision. They founded their three-family partnership in 1985 and launched the brand with two wines: estate grown Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay. In the beginning, only the Murphy family's ranch and the Murphy-Goode Vineyard provided the grapes. Over the years, Murphy-Goode Winery steadily increased production, expanding the winery capacity and augmenting the harvest with fruit from the winery's "grower partners," local farmers and neighbors who shared the Murphy-Goode vision. Initially the partners custom-crushed their grapes at a neighboring winery; consultant Merry Edwards guided the winemaking. After constructing a modest production facility on Tim Murphy's Alexander Valley ranch in 1987, they hired Winemaker Christina Benz. Chris made fifteen vintages of Murphy-Goode wine before turning the winemaking over to David Ready Jr. in 2001. Today, Murphy's three sons oversee the vineyards. Dave Ready's two sons make the wine.

Jackson Family Estates

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2019 vintage

"Flavour descriptors: apple; lemon curd; vanilla. This wine is made with the thought of coming home from work, putting your feet up, and relaxing with a refreshing glass in hand. This chardonnay is fruit-forward, clean, and benefits from barrel aging that helps to round the wine and add just a touch of richness."

Decanter Magazine (2018 vintage)

"Mineral nose, chalky with notes of green apple and citrus. Dry palate of floral lemon with hints of wild herb. Refreshing."

Variety Chardonnay
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

4

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