I know what some point all of us are guilty of this one thing going into a store and buying a bottle of wine just because it has a pretty label. Well today I bring a company where not only is the wine amazingly delicious but has really cool and fun wine labels that you can enjoy, with a full bottle or an empty one. This company is none other than Michael David Winery, located in the heart of the California wine country.
Now this has to be one of the biggest blog post I have done to date because not three, but five wines today. You might be asking; how are these wine labels so pretty? Well, there is a story behind that. So sit down, grab a glass, and let me tell you a wine story. Now a little bit of history. 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 wine makers. This winery is big on family values and remembers the importance of quality wines with unique and eye catching labels. All of 750 acres of the families vineyards are third party certified, and the states first per ton bonus was issued for contracted growers to follow in the family’s footsteps.
Now onto the wine This will be a different blog post because there will only be one white wine in it.
Their 2012 Chardonnay is a nice refreshing white wine with fruit notes, with a creamy finish and flavors of pineapple and mango, with a hint of oak on the nose. The wine is made in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak barrels to make the fermented Chardonnay. I would pair this wine with Grilled Chicken and Smoked Salmon.
Have you been good or bad with this sinful Zinfandel? IT was devised by the two Phillips brothers in their search for a blended Zin so captivating that no one could refuse. With flavors of black cherries and black currents with a hint of tobacco on the nose. I would pair this wine with a luscious BBQ steak or beef stew.
This wine will rock your world.Why, you may ask? Well because of the name. Earthquake Zin is a blend of Zinfandel with Petite Sirah. This full bodied red wine is sure to leave a mark. This wine comes from an old Lodi vineyard planted around the same time as San Francisco’s great Earthquake of 1906. With flavors of pepper and black cherry’s and oak with a hint of raspberries on the nose. This bold wine pairs perfectly with Beef stew or grilled BBQ chicken.
Do you have a 6th sense? This wine just might make you think twice about red wine. This blend of Syrah with a bit of Petite Sirah is sure to fill your taste buds with flavor. Grown in one of the first vineyards in California in 1982. Their Sryah vineyard was one of the first he tended in their Vineyard Manager. With flavors of black grape and plum and blackberry with a hint of spicy red pepper on the nose. Michael David 2011 Petite Peti is a huge bold red wine with a punch.
Remember when I said we often buy wine by the label, well this is one that will make you want to. Just like the elephants on the label this wine is imposing with flavor. A blend of both 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot and flavors of black fruit and vanilla and licorice with a hint of tar on the nose. I left the best for last. Last on the list is one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon I have ever tasted. I know what you are thinking.
The best! Really Sara? Yes! It’s their 2011 Freak Show Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is anything but normal. This winery is known for taking the road less traveled and it shows in this wine. The year 2011 was a very Bordeaux like growing season. With extremely cool vintages with a small crop resulting in lean high acid wines with a strong aging potential. With flavors of pomegranate and leather and oak, expresso, spicy cinnamon with a hint of red jam on the nose.