Freakshow Wines

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Zinfandel 2013

Big heavy ripe dark fruit on nose. Overripe strawberry and raspberry. Dark fruit on the tongue with a lingering essence of molasses. Light tannins that squeeze the tongue and not the gums. Maybe a hind of baking cocoa. — 9 days ago

Gillardi

Vignane Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Lyle Fass
9.4

One of our new Langhe producers and this is a freakshow. Wow. Nose has bright bright red cherries but they also are sappy and voluminous. Gorgeous roses and hit of licorice and even a slight hint and just a hint of anise. Wow. Leather, chestnut, old library books, tweed jacket. Just so much going on. What a palate. Juicy and complex with a wonderful core of deep, bright and sappy cherry fruit. So gorgeous. Amazing fruit cling on the palate and ample velvety but sturdy tannins. Obviously holding a lot back but really a great and very complete Barolo. Knockout finish with such a briliant hit of that bright cherry fruit. I think in 5 years this will be better it with a 4-6 hour decant. Amazing persistence. — 10 months ago

Matthew Cohen
with Matthew
Aravind, Severn and 12 others liked this

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Petite Petit Lodi Petite Sirah

I found this bottle alone on a shelf with no price in the supermarket. I took a chance because I love their Freakshow. It was a right move. — 4 years ago

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Lodi Chardonnay 2018

2018 bottle has a smaller label but the bottle itself is embossed with the Michael David name.
I prefer their Freakshow Chardonnay because it's less oaky, but that's just personal preference.
A beautiful example of classically delicious Chardonnay
— a year ago

Selbach-Oster

Rotlay Mosel Riesling 2010

Freakshow. First comes the petrol that lingers. Then comes the honeyed fruits. Lots of pineapple and nectarine and marmalade. Beautiful acidity like a sunbeam, that makes this wine seem like it's veering towards a Spatlese, even though technically it's been clocked at TBA levels of sweetness. A crisp dewy finish. Beautiful. — 5 years ago

Riddley, Velma and 15 others liked this

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Red Blend 2016

Big jammy freakshow paired with Marcella bolognese — a month ago

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Vigneti Valle Roncati

“San Bartolomeo” Sizzano DOC Riserva Nebbiolo Blend 2013

Lyle Fass
9.4

Okay this is awesome. Old school. Cigar, Cuban tobacco, chestnut, tar, dead roses, so so so Nebbiolo. The high toned aromas are just stunning. Really wafts. It’s old school but super clean. Pop and pour and the aromas just kill! Wow. Wow. Palate is just gorgeous. Astonishing purity and freshness and oodles of mid season ripe cherries and wonderful opulence. Superb juiciness. Like 10/10 juiciness. Lovely velvety tannins and such a long juicy finish. So so pure. This is a freakshow. — 7 months ago

Matthew Cohen
with Matthew
Josh, Dawn and 8 others liked this

Stave & Steel

Bourbon Barrel Aged Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Hal
9.4

New everyday wine, $11 at Sams, replaced Freakshow in our rack. — 3 years ago