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2013 Murrietas Well US Red Blend "The Spur"

Winery: Murrietas Well

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Spur"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 40% Petite Sirah, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & 8% Malbec

Region: Livermore Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 8,625

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 29, 2016

Wine Review: This very dark violet blend from Murrieta's Well opens with a fragrant blackberry and chocolate Necco wafer like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a black cherry and cocoa blend with hints of red plum, oak and red licorice. The finish is dry and its moderate chalky tannins stick around for a bit. This is a blend that needs food. I would pair it with veal stew with potatoes. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Spur 2013 is crafted from blending the classic Bordeaux varietals with a Petite Sirah foundation and offers a distinctively California expression. Beautiful fruit aromas of black cherry and blueberry are highlighted by subtle notes of sweet oak and earthy spice. A ripe tannic structure and balanced acidity make this wine perfect by itself or paired with your favorite recipes from the grill.

Organic status: not organic

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