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 www.MurphyGoodeWinery.com
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-