Today’s Quick Sip is the Murrieta’s Well 2011 Los Tesoros Zarzuela red blend. Murrieta's Well is located in the heart of California’s Livermore Valley. I had an opportunity to visit the region last year and enjoyed winery hopping and checking out some of the wine bars and restaurants in the charming downtown district. The historic property where Murrieta’s Well resides was originally founded in 1883 by Louis Mel, who imported vine cuttings from Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux and planted them on the estate. The property was ultimately purchased by the Wente family and resurrected in 1990 by Phillip Wente. Today, Murrieta's Well specializes in sustainably farmed, small-lot wines and estate blends that I have found pleasing over the past few years. See my tasting notes accompanied by a picture I snapped of the bottle and a link to the wine below.
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