Murrieta's Well The Spur
Enticing aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry, with hints of chocolate, anise, spice and toasted oak. Mature tannins and balanced acidity lead to a smooth, lingering finish
$40.00 / Bottle $480.00 / Case
Murrieta's Well was originally propogated in California by Louis Mel in 1883 with vineyard cuttings from Chateua d'Yquem and Chateau Margaux. During the same era, he built a gravity-flow winery into the hillside adjacent to the property's artesian well. In 1990, Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso realized a lifelong dream to revive the historic property, and since then, the two have been crafting estate blends that highlight the best attributes of the terroir.
The Spur is a blend of 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 21% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petite Sirah, and 4% Merlot. Each varietal was fermented in upright stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily. The wine was aged for 14 months in a combination of American, French, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.