Murrieta's Well

The Whip Livermore Valley White Blend

9.064 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Sémillon, Pinot Blanc, Orange Muscat, Muscat Canelli
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Walter Preston

I know, it's a white blend but damn it's nice. Stone fruit on the nose, peaches out front with pear and citrus. The semillion comes through with on the first taste with tremendous butterscotch and honey dancing across your tongue in 5 inch stillettos. Perfect balance, crisp, fresh, tantalizing. Like it better than the old conundrum, this one a blend of (count em) SEVEN varietals. Yeah deserves 92 as a warm summer night deckadent wine.

I know, it's a white blend but damn it's nice. Stone fruit on the nose, peaches out front with pear and citrus. The semillion comes through with on the first taste with tremendous butterscotch and honey dancing across your tongue in 5 inch stillettos. Perfect balance, crisp, fresh, tantalizing. Like it better than the old conundrum, this one a blend of (count em) SEVEN varietals. Yeah deserves 92 as a warm summer night deckadent wine.

3 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
Cecil Ramirez

2013 vintage. Blend of Semillon, Chard, Sauv Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Gewurz, Riesling. Deep gold color, full-bodied, med+ acid. Fresh white peach, white flower, honey, vanilla notes.

2013 vintage. Blend of Semillon, Chard, Sauv Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Gewurz, Riesling. Deep gold color, full-bodied, med+ acid. Fresh white peach, white flower, honey, vanilla notes.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2019
Robert Hughes

Excellent wide blend - very interesting flavors and well balanced. Nice and refreshing!

Excellent wide blend - very interesting flavors and well balanced. Nice and refreshing!

Nov 15th, 2020
Ashley Alexander

What Walter said! 👇🏻 I was afraid this wine would be on the sweeter side, but it isn’t! It’s so well balanced and paired very nicely with Parmesan crusted chicken, roasted broccoli with lemon, and sweet potatoes.

What Walter said! 👇🏻 I was afraid this wine would be on the sweeter side, but it isn’t! It’s so well balanced and paired very nicely with Parmesan crusted chicken, roasted broccoli with lemon, and sweet potatoes.

Jan 10th, 2018
John Chawluk

Well balanced but tending towards the sweet side. Paired well with a mildly spiced shrimp cocktail, as well as with a mild white fish (humuhumuhumu, aka Hawaiian tilefish)

Well balanced but tending towards the sweet side. Paired well with a mildly spiced shrimp cocktail, as well as with a mild white fish (humuhumuhumu, aka Hawaiian tilefish)

May 14th, 2017
Beth Hardy

The whip! Love it

The whip! Love it

Mar 27th, 2017
Frank Rotello

Interesting blend that caught my attention. Good balance but despite the 7 grape blend, it didn't have the complexity I was expecting. Drank fine, like a standard sauv. Blanc. Little noticeable resid sug. Thought it would be a hint sweeter.

Interesting blend that caught my attention. Good balance but despite the 7 grape blend, it didn't have the complexity I was expecting. Drank fine, like a standard sauv. Blanc. Little noticeable resid sug. Thought it would be a hint sweeter.

Sep 12th, 2016
Chris Borges

Great white blend! Cannot wait to visit the winery.

Great white blend! Cannot wait to visit the winery.

Aug 28th, 2016
Jocholla

Floral nose, honey blossom, nice white blend. A little sweet for my taste but drier than I expected from a CA blend.

Floral nose, honey blossom, nice white blend. A little sweet for my taste but drier than I expected from a CA blend.

Jun 5th, 2016
Kyna Love

A lot of peachy fragrance upon opening and bright grapefruit on the palate. Nice but not overly appealing for my taste

A lot of peachy fragrance upon opening and bright grapefruit on the palate. Nice but not overly appealing for my taste

May 1st, 2016