Murphy-Goode 2007 Cabernet

I often travel for work and I find myself at the mercy of a small grocery store in a tiny town.  I was wandering around one of those small grocery stores last week trying to find a decent wine to make my evening in a hotel pass by a little more quickly.  I decided to grab a bottle of 2007 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon for $13.  I have enjoyed some of their wines in the past so I thought it was time to give their 2007 Cab a chance.

About the Wine- From the Winery

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.  For more information see

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The Murphy-Goode pours a medium garnet.  On the nose you get oak, vanilla, and plum.  This is a fruity wine with notes of cherries, blackberries, and vanilla.  The wine has very mild tannins and a short, tart, dry finish.  If you are a fan of big Cabernets like me, this is not the Cab for you. 

This wine fell a little short of my expectations.  I have been fortunate enough to find some nice wines for around $10.  The Murphy-Goode didn’t stand up to those wines and it was a few dollars more.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad wine…but I do think you can find a much more pleasing bottle for $8-$15.   

My Wine Rating- C+/B-

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  1. Very good price for the nose and taste. Have been drinking Whitehall Lane Cabernet at about $35 a bottle. This is a good stand in for half the price.

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