Winery: Michael David Winery
Region: California - Central Valley - Lodi
Grapes: Zinfandel (California Zinfandel)
Wine Style: Red - Rich and Intense
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Chicken
Reviews: 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Winemaker Notes & Critical Acclaim:
Just smashing! Deep red purple in color. Aromas of cherry pie filling, dark berry, smoke and spice. Full bodied with soft, upfront flavors of stewed dark fruits, strawberry jam, licorice, baking spice and black tea. Burly but inviting, this Zin won't disappoint! - Winemaker Note
Super rich aromas and deep saturated fruit and oak flavors make this extremely-full-bodied wine hard to resist. It has spicy smoky beefy aromas, nearly sweet flavors of dried plums, dates and blackberry jam and a mouth-coating texture that leads to a lingering finish. - Wine Enthusiast
About The Producer:
Michael David Winery was founded in 1984 by brothers Michael and David Phillips. The brothers represent their family's fifth-generation growing grapes in Lodi, California, with roots in the area dating back to the 1850s.
During Prohibition, the family continued to grow grapes and sold bricks of concentrated juice with explicit warnings detailing the steps not to take in order to ferment and produce wine from the concentrate – an act that became lucrative while remaining technically legal.
Michael David Winery now farms more than 300 hectares (750 acres) of estate vineyards and produces more than 500,000 cases annually. All of its vineyards are certified organic by third-party organizations and, since 2011, all of the fruit crushed at the winery is certified as sustainably grown. The winery is known for its value wines, such as The Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel and the Petite Petit red blend of Petit Verdot and Petite Syrah. Michael David also has a reserve collection of red single-variety wines.