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Dave Ready, Jr., winemaker for Murphy-Goode is one of us. He graduated an Edina Hornet. His wine labels are purple because his favorite football team is the Vikes. Dave Ready Sr. was one of the founders of the Murphy-Goode winery. It was after high school graduation that Dave Jr. worked a harvest in Sonoma California that he discovered he had a great palate and knack for the whole wine thing. Before that he wanted to be a musician, or better yet, a rock star. The wine gig won out in the end, but he is kind of a rock star winemaker and, frankly, I think he made the right choice.

Being the working force behind a label his father helped create is fulfilling, to say the least. He has been working in wine now for 25 years, and he’s been head of winemaking for 20. He’s learned a lot and he’s wise enough to know there is more to learn. Sometimes he still pounds the drums and gets the guitar out to do some rock dreaming with a couple of glasses of great wine to smooth out the edges. It’s gonna be a Purple year Dave!

-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir California 2015
Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir
“Our 2014 Pinot Noir comes from vineyards up and down the coast of California, including Arroyo Seco, Santa Maria Valley, and Monterey. Cool conditions in these prime growing spots keep grapes at a perfect balance between vibrant dark fruit character and bright acidity. Notes of vanilla from aging in French and American oak add complexity to the intense black cherry aromas and flavors.” Dave Ready JR, winemaker
Regular Price $14.99
Rewards Price $11.96 750ml
Prices good thru April 6th, 2017

 


 

 

Murphy-Goode Red Blend North Coast 2015
Murphy-Goode Red Blend “This year’s California Red Blend is a soft red wine comprised of different varietals to create complexity and to show off the great fruit flavors that our grapes in California contribute. The nose kicks in with dark aromas of black cherries and blueberries while the first taste mixes things up with raspberries and Bing Cherries. The mouthfeel is rich yet soft and has a nice long finish that invites you to take a second sip.” Dave Ready JR, winemaker
Regular Price $12.99
Rewards Price $9.96 750ml
Prices good thru April 6th, 2017

 


 

 

Murphy Goode Fume Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2015
Murphy-Goode Fume “Murphy-Goode’s The Fumé Sauvignon Blanc is all about the fruit spectrum from citrus flavors through the tropical. Look for notes of tangerine, peach, pear, melon, and pineapple all brought together in a focused manner. This is the perfect wine to enjoy poolside! From poolside aperitifs to your best friend’s wedding, from barbecued oysters on the beach to the BYOB Thai place around the corner, this go-to wine from California’s North Coast rises to every single occasion. Don’t leave home—or stay home—without it.” Dave Ready JR, winemaker
Regular Price $12.99
Rewards Price $9.96 750ml
Prices good thru April 6th, 2017

 

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