Red Wines    Zinfandel    Other California    California   
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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2009
Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2009
(search item no. 112286)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes of sweet plums and pepper dominate the nose while flavors of blueberry, raspberry, cinnamon, and black pepper pack the palate from start to finish. The silky-smooth tannins hold the wine together and deliver a soft, fruit-driven experience.
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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 grapes thrive. Though not certified organic, Michael~David Winery strives to use all natural methods including integrated pest management, beneficial insects for pest control, trellising, leaf pulling and natural mined sulfur for mildew control. We are six generations of winegrowers specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi's famous Old Vine Zinfandels.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 117276)
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Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Concentrated aromas of dark stone fruits and toast burst from the glass. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavors of black cherries with subtle hints of baking spice dance across the palate, bolstered by fine, round tannins. This medium bodied wine is soft in mouth feel, yet long on fruit character and finish.

Recommended with tomato-basil bruschetta, eggplant parmesan, herb crusted prime rib, grilled beef steak or hearty venison stew.

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About 14 Hands:

The inspiration for 14 Hands wines recalls a time when wild mustangs once freely roamed the hills of eastern Washington State. These small horses, measuring a scant 14 hands high - a “hand” being equivalent to a man’s palm width and how horses were measured then - would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze upon the luscious waist high grasses along the riverbank, and then retreat back up into the hills to cool off at night. Strong and tenacious, these little horses became known for their endurance and were revered around the world.

This unique and beautiful landscape that gave these unbridled horses their spirit and tenacity now feeds our vines. With loamy-sand and gravel soils, these hills require a strong and determined grapevine, and our 14 Hands vines revel in this unique and world class terroir. With the fruit from these tenacious vines, 14 Hands wines are handcrafted into big, bold, juicy fruit forward reds and crisp, fruit forward white wines that are laced with the unbridled spirit and legend of the region.

14 Hands celebrates the spirit of these wild horses, and the rich and unique history of Washington wines not only in our wines, but also in the vibrant colors and images on our popular varietal labels and our new Hot to Trot red and white blend wines. Whether you enjoy 14 Hands by the glass in your favorite restaurant, or share a bottle with family or friends, our wines are the quintessential Washington wine experience – fruit-forward, easily enjoyable with any meal or on any occasion, and delivering a superb value for the price. Bringing this bottle of wine to the party is more than bringing just a wine – it’s a delicious wine with a unique story that’s sure to spark up a memorable conversation.