Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Zinfandel

8.930 ratings
-no pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Taft Morgan

There isn’t a varietal Michael David doesn’t dominate. While this Zin isn’t the spiciest I’ve had it sure packs a hell of a burst of flavour on the palate. I drank it as fast as a beer it was so good. Next bottle I’ll slow down. Promise.

There isn’t a varietal Michael David doesn’t dominate. While this Zin isn’t the spiciest I’ve had it sure packs a hell of a burst of flavour on the palate. I drank it as fast as a beer it was so good. Next bottle I’ll slow down. Promise.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2020
AEL
8.8

Punching way above its weight. Chocolate, cinnamon, tobacco, vanilla from the oak, on the nose. Viscous on the palate; not tannic, but well defined. Really satisfying, especially at $17. Pandemic bottle #8.

Punching way above its weight. Chocolate, cinnamon, tobacco, vanilla from the oak, on the nose. Viscous on the palate; not tannic, but well defined. Really satisfying, especially at $17. Pandemic bottle #8.

Apr 12th, 2020
Sharon B

I don’t usually drink Zinfandel but I do like Michael David wine. Lots of oakiness and tannins, has a nice long finish. (Time to trim some palm fronds tomorrow 🥴)

I don’t usually drink Zinfandel but I do like Michael David wine. Lots of oakiness and tannins, has a nice long finish. (Time to trim some palm fronds tomorrow 🥴)

Mar 31st, 2020
Tina Armstrong

Fruity, spicy

Fruity, spicy

Mar 8th, 2020
John Armstrong

Nice berry flavors

Nice berry flavors

Mar 8th, 2020
Frank Kuo

Color of ruby with purple shades, quite clear. Nose of chocolate, tobacco leaves, leather, dried strawberry, strength of alcohol, and blackberry. Nose is quite powerful. Taste is dominated by concentrated dried strawberry, ripe juicy grapes, some brown sugar, hint of flowering note, spice, a bit peppery, and a bit zest. Zest shows up more in the aftertaste. Low tannins but full of flavors.

Color of ruby with purple shades, quite clear. Nose of chocolate, tobacco leaves, leather, dried strawberry, strength of alcohol, and blackberry. Nose is quite powerful. Taste is dominated by concentrated dried strawberry, ripe juicy grapes, some brown sugar, hint of flowering note, spice, a bit peppery, and a bit zest. Zest shows up more in the aftertaste. Low tannins but full of flavors.

Feb 13th, 2020
Henry Fuseler

2/2020. Nice week night Zin.

2/2020. Nice week night Zin.

Feb 12th, 2020
Neil Valenzuela

Inky purple color. Aromas of cranberry, cherry and white pepper. Delicious red and black fruit with a toasty oak finish. “Everyone comes to the freak show, but nobody laughs when they leave.” -The Residents

Inky purple color. Aromas of cranberry, cherry and white pepper. Delicious red and black fruit with a toasty oak finish. “Everyone comes to the freak show, but nobody laughs when they leave.” -The Residents

Feb 7th, 2020
Christina Ahlheim

Liked!

Dec 4th, 2019
Carolyn Neumann

Old vines make good wine and this lives up to that and more.
*note; i am a member of this winery. They did NOT pay me to write this.

Old vines make good wine and this lives up to that and more.
*note; i am a member of this winery. They did NOT pay me to write this.

Nov 30th, 2019