Delightfully fruity aromas come out on the nose - strawberry, banana, and pineapple. The palate was a bit more subdued, leading with melon, followed by raspberry and herbs. This is refreshing and fruity, and would pair well with a summer salad. Recommended. 89 points. DBH WHO: Murrieta's Well WHAT: Grenache,
Fresh cut apples and apple pie mix on the nose. This unoaked Chardonnay is loaded with tropical and citrus fruits, with a steel backbone. Green apple, pineapple, and lemon zest are followed with softer guava and mango. Lemon zest lingers on the finish. Drink with poached sole. Highly Recommended. 91
Aromas of grapefruit peel, orange blossom, and white peach waft up from the glass. Peaches are dominant on the palate, orange blossom and lemon peel add complexity on the mid-palate. Peach lingers. This is a lovely wine, loaded with stone fruit and florals. Drink with fresh rainbow trout. Highly Recommended.
The nose is rich and sweet, with aromas of blueberry pie filling, vanilla, and nutmeg. The mouth-feel is pillow-soft. Flavors of blueberry pie and black cherries are followed with black tea and milk chocolate. Drink with filet. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH WHO: Murrieta's Well WHAT: Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon,
The nose shows rich aromas of black fruit and spices. Boysenberry and elderberry lead on the palate, backed by graphite and milk chocolate. Fine-grained tannins and black fruit are bigger than acids, giving an opulent mouth feel. Drink with a well-seared T-bone. Highly Recommended. 93 points. DBH WHO: Murrieta's Well
There is more blueberry pie than cherry pie in this fruit-forward, silky Merlot. Coffee and chocolate add depth and interest on the mid-palate, through the finish. Drink with a good bone-in strip. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH WHO: Murrieta’s Well WHAT: Merlot WHEN: 2014 DESIGNATION: Small Lot WHERE: Livermore Valley, California HOW MUCH: $44
The color is pale, barely a straw yellow. Vigonier and Semillon shine through on the nose, redolent with honeysuckle and guava. Sauvignon Blanc makes a showing with a bit of cut grass in the back. On the palate, tropical fruits, guava and pineapple, join crisp pear and hints of white
Cassis and vanilla come through on the nose. The palate shows more complexity, leading with black currant and mulberry, adding tart red fruits on the mid-palate. Unsweetened chocolate, espresso, and some pencil lead dance in and out among the fruit flavors. Drink with lamb chops. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH