Thursday, August 29, 2013

September Wine Feature

This month at the Lake Elmo Inn we are featuring Murphy-Goode Homefront Cuvée.  

About Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprot, Operation Homefront leads more than 5,000 volunteers across 25 chapters and has met more than 430,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94% of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.

Homefront Cuvée
Murphy-Goode is very proud to partner with Operation Homefront, a non-prot organization that helps military families in need. To salute our military families, and in support of Operation Homefront, we are releasing Murphy-Goode Homefront Cuvée. For each bottle of Operation Homefront Cuvée purchased, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront.

Notes from the Winemaker, David Ready, Jr.
“Homefront Cuvée exudes aromas of smoke, minerals, cedar and leather. Flavors of red plums and blueberries give to a rich expression of round tannins and a long and smooth nish. Homefront Cuvée is a meaningful way for Murphy-Goode to show how much we appreciate what American service members do for our nation. My father, both grandfathers and a great grandfather were all veterans who proudly served their country, so in honor of them and military families everywhere I’m thrilled we can help Operation Homefront. Giving customers who love our wine the chance to learn more about Operation Homefront - and it’s important work - is the best gift anyone could get.”

Keyes Vineyard, Howell Mountain
This historic mountain vineyard features well-drained rocky, volcanic soils and one of the longest climate-enforced hang times in the Napa Valley. Located at 1,600 feet, the Merlot fruit from Keyes provides sweet herb, mineral and black cherry qualities with powerful structural elements and an elegant mouthfeel.

Technical Goodes
Appellation: North Coast
Vineyard: Key’s Vineyard, Howell Mountain
Blend: 100% Merlot
TA: .69 g/100ml
pH: 3.51
Aging: 25 months in 100% French, (87% new) oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.5%

***We will be offering this wine for $30.00 a bottle and $8.00 a glass***