Murrieta's Well

The Spur Livermore Valley Red Blend

8.767 ratings
8.410 pro ratings
Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.5

A surprisingly juicy Livermore Valley red blend dominated by cranberry, teaberry, spice, and ruby grapefruit. Light-textured and succulent with a citrus peel finish. Charming and not too serious. Drink it with pizza, pasta, cheeses, and friends. 31% petite sirah, 29% petit verdot, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 8% malbec, 5% cabernet franc. 13.5% abv | $25 (sample)

A surprisingly juicy Livermore Valley red blend dominated by cranberry, teaberry, spice, and ruby grapefruit. Light-textured and succulent with a citrus peel finish. Charming and not too serious. Drink it with pizza, pasta, cheeses, and friends. 31% petite sirah, 29% petit verdot, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 8% malbec, 5% cabernet franc. 13.5% abv | $25 (sample)

4 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Richard Rynda

Dark ruby red color with dark fruits - blueberry, black cherry, licorice and a bit of brown sugar aromas. Medium-bodied with good acidity, soft tannins. It's fruity on the front palate, and transitions nicely to dry on the back palate. It exhibits generous blueberry, black cherry, cassis, mineral and vanilla flavors.

Dark ruby red color with dark fruits - blueberry, black cherry, licorice and a bit of brown sugar aromas. Medium-bodied with good acidity, soft tannins. It's fruity on the front palate, and transitions nicely to dry on the back palate. It exhibits generous blueberry, black cherry, cassis, mineral and vanilla flavors.

3 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2014
Wine101Hamden

Fruit bomb! Not that that's a bad thing, but dayum! Points given for being a great hot summer night sipper. Light bodied, with big jammy notes. Lush mouthfeel, short finish. Straight to the point vino!

Fruit bomb! Not that that's a bad thing, but dayum! Points given for being a great hot summer night sipper. Light bodied, with big jammy notes. Lush mouthfeel, short finish. Straight to the point vino!

Aug 11th, 2015
Tony Salazar

I get grapefruit and some dark cherry.
it's not to heavy, really good with regular Spanish and Italian dishes

I get grapefruit and some dark cherry.
it's not to heavy, really good with regular Spanish and Italian dishes

Jan 1st, 2015
TC Frazier

A very solid wine from Wente

A very solid wine from Wente

Apr 29th, 2014
Austin Baird

Red wine blend. Nothing really stood out too me. Tastes more Malbec than anything and it was the grape least used. Could be good with some chocolate dessert

Red wine blend. Nothing really stood out too me. Tastes more Malbec than anything and it was the grape least used. Could be good with some chocolate dessert

Apr 17th, 2014
Martin Redmond

Very nice blend of PS, PV, Cab, Malbec and Cab Franc. Dark fruits, toasted, spiced oak. Blueberry blk cherry, cassis mineral vanilla flavors

Very nice blend of PS, PV, Cab, Malbec and Cab Franc. Dark fruits, toasted, spiced oak. Blueberry blk cherry, cassis mineral vanilla flavors

Sep 18th, 2013
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

7.5

Oaky, purple, plush, big. Too much oak. (sample)

Oaky, purple, plush, big. Too much oak. (sample)

Jul 24th, 2013
Mike Bennett

Full bodied red

Full bodied red

Feb 18th, 2018
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Interesting to try 60% durif and PV as the base. Like a Bordeaux blend minus the durif but it's got all colors of fruit, some lead-type tendencies in the tannin, and some dried herbs. Just a bit unbalanced but an enjoyable wine!

Interesting to try 60% durif and PV as the base. Like a Bordeaux blend minus the durif but it's got all colors of fruit, some lead-type tendencies in the tannin, and some dried herbs. Just a bit unbalanced but an enjoyable wine!

Apr 29th, 2016