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Murrieta’s Well is one of California’s original wine estates and has been growing grapes since the 1800s. And it’s owners, the Wente Family, ensure it continues to produce the highest quality fruit to make world-class wines.

 

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Murrieta’s Well 2013 “The Spur” Red Blend

Grape(s): 40% Petite Sirah, 26% Cabernet, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, & 8% Malbec

Region: Livermore Valley, Ca

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of plums, blueberries, cherries, and vanilla rise up from a glass. The palate showcases flavors of blueberry, plum, and boysenberry that interweave with elements of baking spice and oak. A wine that offers inviting fruit and smooth tannins, enjoy a glass with roast chicken. 8,625 cases produced.

Rating: 90

 

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Murrieta’s Well 2014 “The Whip” White Blend

Grape(s): 29% Semillon, 27% Chardonnay, 18% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Orange Muscat, 8% Muscat Canelli, & 6% Viognier

Region: Livermore Valley, Ca

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Tasting Notes:

Aromatics of apricots, peaches, and tropical fruits come together with traces of honeysuckle on the nose. Apricots, honeydew, and mango flavors emerge on the palate, along with notes of white blossoms and honey. Inviting, with a nice roundness but still a fresh acidity, it’s a lovely wine to sip on a warm evening. 6,500 cases were made.

Rating: 90

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Murrieta’s Well 2015 “Small Lot” Dry Rose

Grape(s): 55% Grenache & 45% Counoise

Region: Livermore Valley, Ca

Price: 25-30

Tasting Notes:

The nose reveals notes of strawberry, peach, and melon that coalesce with whispers of spring flowers. With a sip, flavors of stone fruits and red berries come together with undertones of rose petal. It’s supple and has a friendly acidity; enjoy a bottle with grilled shrimp. 400 cases produced.

Rating: 89