Reviewed on 2018-07-23
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Rating 88
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah
Vintage 2015
Appellation
San Francisco Bay
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $21.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Host/Hostess Gifting, Impressing On A Budget, Steak Dinner, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Merlot

Murrieta's Well 'The Spur' Red Blend 2015 Review

This is a big, brooding, and layered wine from the Wente family, one of the oldest winemaking families in California. Located roughly 45 minutes southeast of Oakland, Livermore Valley was once as lauded a winemaking region as Napa, though its fame was eclipsed after the repeal of Prohibition. The Wentes are working hard to put their valley back on the map, and this bold wine is a testament to their efforts. Aromas include dry clay, hay, cherry jam, and a hint of Ricola lozenges. Flavors include ripe cherries, grape jelly, and grilled meats. It’s a big hug of a wine – but a hug from your not-so-affectionate uncle. Have it with a grilled steak or on its own.

88
POINTS
Murrieta's Well 'The Spur' Red Blend 2015
This is a big, brooding, and layered wine from the Wente family, one of the oldest winemaking families in California. Located roughly 45 minutes southeast of Oakland, Livermore Valley was once as lauded a winemaking region as Napa, though its fame was eclipsed after the repeal of Prohibition. The Wentes are working hard to put their valley back on the map, and this bold wine is a testament to their efforts. Aromas include dry clay, hay, cherry jam, and a hint of Ricola lozenges. Flavors include ripe cherries, grape jelly, and grilled meats. It’s a big hug of a wine – but a hug from your not-so-affectionate uncle. Have it with a grilled steak or on its own.

Reviewed On: 07-23-2018
88
POINTS
Murrieta's Well 'The Spur' Red Blend 2015
This is a big, brooding, and layered wine from the Wente family, one of the oldest winemaking families in California. Located roughly 45 minutes southeast of Oakland, Livermore Valley was once as lauded a winemaking region as Napa, though its fame was eclipsed after the repeal of Prohibition. The Wentes are working hard to put their valley back on the map, and this bold wine is a testament to their efforts. Aromas include dry clay, hay, cherry jam, and a hint of Ricola lozenges. Flavors include ripe cherries, grape jelly, and grilled meats. It’s a big hug of a wine – but a hug from your not-so-affectionate uncle. Have it with a grilled steak or on its own.

Reviewed On: 07-23-2018