I opened a bottle of Murphy-Goode Fume Blanc last night to enjoy with a dinner of grilled shrimp, mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus.
The Fume Blanc from Murphy-Goode is a nice, crisp, light wine that goes wonderfully with seafood. Fume is somewhere between the oaky Chardonnay and the fruity Sauvingnon Blanc. This wine is very dry, with hints of melon, grapefruit and fig.
I purchased the wine at the grocery store for $9.99, marked down from the retail of $11.49. On the Murphy-Goode website http://www.murphygoodewindery.com it is currently marked down to $9.49, meaning that they are likely getting to the end of the lot.
Dorianne, who is not generally a Fume Blanc fan, said that it was a perfect match for the shrimp. We finished the bottle before the evening was over.
Murphy-Goode is the maker of my favorite Cabernet Sauvingnon. They also make excellent blends, such as Wild Card, an Alexander Valley Claret, and Liar's Dice, a Zinfandel blend.
The Cabernet Sauvingnon is a wonderful wine - the current vintage is the 2003, which holds up well to the excellent 2002. Given a retail price of $24.00, it is a wonderful value, one that I will devote an entry to soon, although it is a bit beyond the price point that I usually write about. (I have found it regularly on sale for $18 and under at Bev-Mo and Pavillions.)
Here's to wine!
The Wine Saver