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Dec. 4: Winter Wine Classic – Santa Barbara

What:              Santa Barbara Wine Classic

When:             Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time:              4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:           Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Grand Ballroom, 633                               633 E. Cabrillo Blvd,  Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

The Details: Andrew will be pouring his 2008 Espérance, 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours, 2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard, and 2008 Syrah Reserve.  Nearly 100 premium wineries will be pouring, coupled with gourmet morsels from notable chefs; all in a gorgeous beach-side setting!  Tickets are $100/person in advance, and $150/person at the gate.  Click here to purchase tickets.

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Have a Glass of Wine with Us at Old-Fashioned Los Olivos Christmas

Come join us this Saturday at the Los Olivos Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration.  Kristen and Andrew will NOT be dressed in Dickensian garb, but they will be serving complimentary glasses of wine and some sweet treats and apple cider at the Los Olivos tasting room.

When: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Center of Los Olivos and Andrew Murray Vineyards Tasting Room (2901-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA)

What: Complimentary glasses of wine and holiday treats

Details: Tree lighting at 6 p.m. and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  – sing-alongs, live music, popcorn, and roasted walnuts too!

 

 

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94, 93, 92, 91 Wine Advocate Scores!

eRobertParker.com, The Independent Consumer's Guide to Fine Wine

“This set of wines from Andrew Murray is remarkable for its breadth of quality and sheer value.”

– Antonio Galloni for E. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 8-31-11

 

2008 Grenache Terra Bella Vineyard        92

2008 Esperance                                             92

2010 RGB White Blend                                  92

2008 Syrah Reserve                                      94

2008 Syrah Tous les Jours                           91

2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard                93

2008 Syrah McGinley Vineyard                   92

2008 Syrah Thompson Vineyard                94

2008 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard                 92

2009 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard                  93

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Nov. 12 – Annual Harvest Party at the Winery

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where: The Winery – 5095 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, California, 93441:   See below for video directions.

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details: Enjoy live music, library wines, vertical flights, barrel and fermentation tastings, and Flatbread pizza hot off the grill!  Free to wine club members and their guests…Save the Date!

RSVP: To Kristen@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com or call us at (805) 686-9604 and be sure to let us know how many will be in your party.

Video Directions to Andrew Murray Vineyards Winery

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2008 Syrah Tous les Jours is #1 on Reverse Wine Snob’s Top 10 list!

                                                                      

Jon Thorsen of The Reverse Wine Snob reviewed our 2007 and 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours last week.  The 2007 earned a ‘Buy’ ranking, and the 2008 earned a ‘Bulk Buy’ ranking, as well as the #1 position on September’s Top Ten List!

Read the Top Ten List by clicking here.

Read the 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours review here.

Read the 2007 Syrah Tous les Jours review here.

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2011 Celebration of Harvest Photos

Many thanks to all of our wonderful wine tasters who visited Andrew Murray Vineyards this weekend…we loved seeing you!

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’08 Esperance & ’06 Purple Haze Made the 90+ List!

Our ‘08 Esperance Red Blend and our ‘06 Purple Haze Syrah/Viognier made the 90+ list on winelinesonline.com!  Check out what they had to say about these wines by clicking here.

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“As close to a 5 star wine as we’ve ever reviewed” – Winethropology.com

Take a look at Steve McIntosh’s review of three of our single-vineyard Syrahs – plucky, spirited writing as always! On the Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard, “As close to a 5 star wine as we’ve ever reviewed.” Click here to read the complete review on winethropology.com

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E11even Wines Rock! Winethropology.com Review

Check out this review of two of our new This is E11even Wines…Eleven Red Blend and Purple Haze from Steve McIntosh of winethropology.com.

Here’s an excerpt:

“A kitchen sink blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, it’s a spice box extravaganza that commands attention.  Though splashing a spectrum of flavors across the palate like a brightly lit magenta-to-indigo rainbow, first impressions are freshness, focus, and balance.  Surprisingly lively for a 5 year old wine.  Clearly well made – and dangerously accessible.  Deal.”  Read the whole review here.

 

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Celebration of Harvest Oct 8 & 9

When: Sat. and Sun., October 8 and 9

Where: The Winery – 5095 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, California, 93441

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details: Celebration of Harvest at the winery: Sample wine-in-the-making while enjoying light  hors d’ oeuvres and our new releases!  Free to wine club members, all others $10/person.


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