Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2008 Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc The Fumé (North Coast)

Feeling blah and wishing I could find a job I love, it’s time to reach for something that at least sounds like something positive, Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc, The Fumé is just what I need in a wine right now.

Tropical fruit and citrus aromas entice my senses and begin to take me away to another land. Packed full of pineapple, guava and orange blossom flavors come through and provide a creamy mouthfeel.

Wine Info:
Appellation North Coast
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest September 7, 2008 – September 27, 2008
TA .62 grams/liter
pH 3.38
Oak Aging 57% French and 43% American, 6% New
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottling Date January 2009

Founded in 1985 by friends Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready the three had a keen sense of a good business model; friendship, hard work, humor and most important, good wine. In a matter of years the winery sprang from two labels to now more than two dozen. Starting with Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay as the original two varietals, the winery now produces Bordeaux style wines with the focus on reds. Abiding by the friends and family circle plan, the winery was sold to friend and local farmer, Jess Jackson in 2006 however, the Murphy’s still own the original vineyards and David Ready, Jr. stayed on as the winemaker.

While conducting research for this article, I found it interesting while people value the great wine consistently produced by Murphy-Goode year after year, equally important to Murphy-Goode fans is their knack for finding unique and talented people to make and promote good wine.

Want proof, checkout the number of entries they received in 2009 while searching for a social media correspondent, more than 2,000 applicants. Of course the compensation didn’t hinder anyone from entering.

When you love what you do, you tend to excel in that task and that quality resonates strong. Here’s to hoping I too can find something I love to do soon. Any wineries or wine professionals hiring in the Tampa area? How about North Carolina or Georgia, I’m willing to re-locate for the right offer, just something to keep in mind.

My rating - We'll drink the rest tomorrow

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