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Michael David Winery Petite Petit 2013

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

A brilliant blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, this opaque purple-colored wine exhibits gorgeous aromas of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, licorice, toast and subtle background smoke.

Blend: 85% Petite Sirah, 15% Petit Verdot

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WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Battalion¬s of tannin accompany ripe fruit flavors in this bold, full-bodied wine made from Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. A supportive wrap of astringency from layers of fine tannin bolsters the rich blackberry and blueberry flavors, while flashy, spicy, smoky, new-oak accents infuse everything from the aroma to the finish.
WW 91
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
One of the most iconic wines in the universe (that is actually an affordable daily wine), the 2013 Michael David Winery Petite Petit underscores that these guys do not take themselves so seriously that they cannot laugh and while producing such a fine and serious wine. This is a very tasty red wine. Very deep in ruby and black color; formidable ripe fruit gushes out and lands squarely on your palate; long and teeth-staining flavors of black, grapey fruit; smooth and almost thick in the aftertaste. (Tasted: March 22, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another consistent success from this Lodi producer is the 2013 Petite Petit, a blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot. They make 80,000 cases of this wine, which probably takes much of the production of Petite Sirah out of the Lodi AVA. An outstanding wine with gorgeous aromatics of incense, blueberry liqueur, camphor and blackberry, the wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, thunderous inky feel to it, great fruit purity, amazingly supple, velvety tannins for Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, and a long finish. This is another wine that over-delivers in a big way.
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“Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, brothers whose family has farmed fruits and vegetables in the Lodi region since the 1850s and cultivated wine grapes for nearly a century. Michael and David constitute the 5th generation of grape growers in the Phillips family, with the 6th generation now joining the family business.

The Phillips family likes to emphasize the importance of quality wines with unique and fun labels. Wine makers Adam Mettler, Derek DeVries and Jeff Farthing specialize in producing Lodi’s famous Old Vine Zinfandels, as well as Rhone varietals such as Ancient Vine Cinsault and Syrah for Michael David Winery. 

Farming with future generations in mind, the Phillips have adopted some of the most progressive sustainable farming practices in the state. All 800 acres of the family’s vineyards are third party certified, and the state’s first per ton bonus was issued for contracted growers to follow in the family’s footsteps. 

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Positioned between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Lodi appellation, while relatively far inland, is able to maintain a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm, sunny days and cool evenings. This is because the appellation is uniquely situated at the end of the Sacramento River Delta, which brings chilly, afternoon “delta breezes” to the area during the growing season.

Lodi is a premier source of 100+ year old ancient Zinfandel vineyards—some dating back as far as 1888! With low yields of small berries, these heritage vines produce complex and bold wines, concentrated in rich and voluptuous, dark fruit.

But Lodi doesn’t just produce Zinfandel; in fact, the appellation produces high quality wines from over 100 different grape varieties. Among them are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc as well as some of California's more rare and unique grapes. Lodi is recognized as an ideal spot for growing Spanish varieties like Albarino and Tempranillo, Portugese varieties—namely Touriga Nacional—as well as many German, Italian and French varieties.

Soil types vary widely among Lodi’s seven sub-appellations (Cosumnes River, Alta Mesa, Deer Creek Hills, Borden Ranch, Jahant, Clements Hills and Mokelumne River). The eastern hills are clay-based and rocky and in the west, along the Mokelumne and Cosumnes Rivers, sandy and mineral-heavy soils support the majority of Lodi’s century-old own-rooted Zinfandel vineyards. Unique to Lodi are pink Rocklin-Jahant loam soils, mainly found in the Jahant sub-appellation.

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