“Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset.” – Lee Child
Are you feeling like John Wayne? Or Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Needing a wine to properly unleash your Inner Cowboy? (Or just needing wine to go with your Saturday night viewing of classic Westerns?) Wine Harlots suggest filling your saddlebags with bottles of Murrieta’s Well The Whip & The Spur from Wente Vineyards. The Whip is a blend of eight white grapes with flavors of peaches and orange blossom. The Spur is a blend of five red grape varieties with flavors of cherries and blackberries. Even if you just enjoying these at a summer barbecue, I can guarantee you’ll start calling people “pilgrim” or doing a squinty-eyed stare and daring people to “make my day.”
The Whip: 13% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Livermore Valley. Grapes: Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli. Retail price: $21 USD (or $17 for club members). Available at select retailers and direct from Murrieta’s Well.
The Spur: 13.5% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation Livermore Valley. Grapes: Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc. Retail price: $25 USD (or $20 for club members). Available at select retailers and direct from Murrieta’s Well.
Both wines were provided as media samples for editorial consideration.
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