Murrieta’s Well The Whip
The Whip is the winery’s tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of aromatic white grapes. Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this wine displays full-bodied aromas and flavors of white peach, vanilla, butterscotch and orange blossom with an extended and balanced finish.
Blend: 285 Semillon, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Orange Muscat, 11% Viognier, 11% Gewurztraminer, 1% White Riesling
Murrieta’s Well is a small wine estate in the Livermore Valley with a rich history that reaches back to the Gold Rush era of California.
In 1990, Philip Wente, in a joint effort with winemaker Sergio Traverso, brought the historic winery back to life with the objective of producing “old world” style field blends from the unique combination of original plantings that thrived in the gravelly soils of the estate.
They named it for the artesian well where the legendary Joaquin Murrieta and his band of desperados watered their horses.
Like most classic wine estates around the world, the Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard is small, just 92 acres.
A favorable variety of predominantly undulating terrain and gravelly soil types shape the character of the estate’s wines. Murrieta’s Well produces handcrafted blends, including Meritage, Zarzuela and Zinfandel.