Murphy's Atlanta Wine Shop News

Great new by-the-glass JC Cellars The Impostor - great price!

Murphy's Wine Shop - Friday, September 21, 2012

We’re slowly unveiling our new Fall Wine List here at Murphy’s, and this new addition is quickly becoming a guest and staff favorite!  We are proud to offer JC Cellars “The Impostor” 2009 at a great, special case price.  You Orin Swift Prisoner fans may have a new favorite wine!

JC Cellars The Impostor 2009 - California
Normal Bottle Price:  $36.99/bottle
*Special Reduced Case Price: $29.91/bottle!! 

(This wine sells many places for $40!)

Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier.

From winemaker Jeff Cohn, who is known for working intense, rich wines from Rhone varietal and Zinfandel.  This wine blows away the more common “Smoke and Mirrors,” and offers a hedonistic, rich, dense experience that actually manages to work well with food despite its power.

Here is the Wine Spectator 91 Point Review:
“Exotic and altogether distinctive, with aromas of smoky black cherry and Asian spice that lead to rich, lush flavors of huckleberry and date bread. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2017.”

Notes From The Winery

Tasting Notes:  Opaque black purple color with aromas of grilled meats, blackberries, raspberries and touches of black cherries with wisps of Herbs de Provence and  roasted coffee.  Full bodied and concentrated.  Blackberry and raspberry jam ooze from this wine. But then all the wild side starts to show, with Asian spices, smoke meats, cedar and fruit leather finish. 

Pair With:  This is one of those wines that goes with everything from plain roasted chicken, cassoulet au confit, or roasted venison to a great slice of pizza, a bowl of Pasta with a savory tomato sauce, or my favorite is a great rare hamburger with all the fixins.  The perfect wine for all the time.   

Drink now or age 5 to 10 years.

“Once again this wine takes on another personality. In the past it has seen its influence of the Northern Rhône, Southern Rhône, and Spain. This time we are feeling much like a love child, of Chateauneuf du Pape and California.” 
- Jeff Cohn

If you’re a fan of Orin Swift’s Prisoner, or other rich, dense reds from California, you will LOVE this wine!  A few cases currently in stock.

Email me to reserve yours!