Michael David Winery Freakshow 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

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Item No. 126448
  • TP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The fruit for this brute of a Cab comes from the original "super freak," Michael Phillips vineyard located only a medicine balls toss away from the winery. Surprisingly nimble and elegant, showing great balance, strength, and poise. This Cabernet has a bouquet of ripe fruit and roasted spices. Full bodied, balanced, and mouth filling with gobs of black currant, charred oak, vanilla and cassis. Mild tannins with a mellow finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Like t he strong man at the circus whom some call a brute, those who take the effort experience him to be powerful and elegant at the same time. Think of the confident high-wire climber when you think of the balance and pose in position (high acidity) and a long finish ahead. Soy, caramel, pepper and roasted spices fill in the spaces, a crowd of ripe plum and black currant cheering on the show. "
92 Points

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Rating:
(1/1/2014)
This wine was part of a Christmas gift from my brother. I opened the bottle tonight 1/1/14 and polished it off with my husband within 2 hrs. I'm now placing an order for more and find out it's sold out - I'm a full bodied red person, be it shiraz, zin, cab, malbec. This was an outstanding vintage. First time I've tasted anything from this winery. Excellent in every aspect of a real full bodied and long on the finish. I'm going back to pour the last drop from the bottle for me - forget my husband - and will contact this winery to see if they will be shipping more to wine.com or if I can purchase on my own - it was that GOOD!!! All I can say is WOW for $20 and a 92 rating!!!!!!!!
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julie prus - Haddon Heights, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/9/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
lived up to previous reviews and the description!! great!!
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Rating:
(11/27/2013)
Style: Rich & Creamy
great wine for the price, very easy--- good flavors--big fan!
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Learn About Michael David Winery

Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi, and things are changing. With 500 acres of premium wine grapes, there is plenty of room for experimentation and innovation. The vineyards are irrigated by the Mokelumne River, which carries crystal-clear water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, depositing minerals into the rich soils upon which the...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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