2011 Murphy-Good “Homefront Red” – Do Good while Drinking Great Wine

Happy new year, wine aficionados!

If today’s Saturday, then you can count on Mystic Wine Shoppe’s free weekly tasting, from 4-6 p.m.  (Perfect timing for stocking up on a bottle or two in advance of tonight’s Patriots game.)  Today Mystic will be featuring a 2012 La Crema Chardonnay, a 2012 Isabel Sauvignon Blanc, a 2012 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir and a 2011 Conundrum California Red Wine.  As usual, all featured wines will be discounted by 10 percent.

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I also recently had the opportunity to sample the 2011 Murphy-Goode “Homefront Red.” A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold goes to Operation Homefront, a national non-profit that provides emergency and financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

The Homefront Red is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel grapes.  The wine had a gorgeous aroma upfront, heavy on the oak and vanilla.  The wine was bright red in the glass, with dark fruit flavors and spice.  I found the wine to be extremely smooth and easy to drink, with a long finish.

Talk about a win-win: a wine that’s quite enjoyable to drink that also lets you support a great cause!

One of my 2014 resolutions is to catch up on my blogging.  I’ve got a long list of overdue posts, so watch this space for more to come!

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One Response to 2011 Murphy-Good “Homefront Red” – Do Good while Drinking Great Wine

  1. Pinot Egregious says:

    Hello Mrs. Cups: It’s Pinot Egregious here. Thanks for the post. I’ve always been a fan of the Murphy Good whites. Guess I’m gonna have to keep my eyes open for the Homefront Red.

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