Wine Advocate 89 points - A real winner is the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Freak Show. The label is amazing, as is the quantity produced - 150,000 cases. This is a heck of a value. A dense, rich, full-bodied, meaty, almost Mediterranean style of wine that is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, possesses loads of black and red currants, notes of roasted Provencal herbs, licorice and loamy soil undertones in a dense, full-bodied, supple and silky style. It is meant for immediate consumption, but should age easily and hold onto its fruit for another several years at minimum.
This wine offers abundant notes of espresso roast, melted chocolate and cassis, which jump from the glass of this deep ruby/purple-hued wine. It is full-bodied, big and juicy, saturating the mouth and staining the teeth. This is a big wine with plenty of color and richness, and no hard edges.
|“Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, two brothers whose family has farmed in the Lodi region since the 1850’s, cultivating wine grapes for nearly a century.Today Michael David Winery has extended itself to the 6th generation of grape growers in the family, with Kevin Phillips and Melissa Phillips Stroud now joining the family business. The family continues to emphasize the importance of quality wines with unique and eye catching labels.Farming with future generations in mind, Michael David Winery has adopted some of the most progressive sustainable farming practices in the state. All 750 acres of the family’s vineyards are third party certified and the states first per ton bonus was issued for contracted growers to follow in the family’s foot steps. Starting with the 2011 vintage 100% the Lodi grown fruit crushed at Michael David winery was certified sustainable.|