Thursday - Michael David Winery, Lodi

Visit and tasting
 

Michael David Winery was established in 1984. The beauty of the vineyards at Michael David is that all 800 acres they own are certified organic, and the grapes that they might buy in are also certified organic.

Unfortunately this was a very rushed visit due to such a busy morning with Wente Family Estates, so another power tasting of a range of wines;

 

Chardonnay Seven Heavenly 2010
50% malolactic, 50% barrel fermentations. Clean with good acidity.

Cinsault Ancient Vine 2010
Made from 127 year old vines (see snap) from the oldest vineyard (Bechtold Vineyard) in Lodi. Organic, dry farmed, own roots. Perfumed red nose, delicious sweet fruit. Pretty jam finish. Almost like jam scone flavours with a little doughy texture. Very light. Loved this.

 

7 Deadly Zins 2009
Spicy, peppery, savoury

Zinfandel Windmill 2009
Lovely soft attack of berry fruit, bright but concentrated with fruit dancing on the palate.

Zinfandel Earthquake 2010
Really gorgeous black fruits, more peppery, rich and chocolatey. American oak.

Syrah 6th Sense 2010
12 – 15 months French oak. Velvety texture, loads of bold fruit and pepperiness.

Petit Petite 2010
One of my companion’s on the trip, Paul, referred to this as ‘A hooligan’ – and I think it sums this wine up perfectly. Deep, brooding, terrific structure, perhaps too young to drink as it was just massive.

Cabernet Sauvignon Freakshow 2010
Loads of green pepper on the nose, inky, eucalyptus, herbal nose. Big structure, dark fruit and a damson flavoured finish.

Zinfandel Lust 2010
A $60 Zin, yes $60! But when you taste you can see why! Rich fruit cake nose, so well balanced. It’s superbly balanced. And it’s 16.9% alcohol – but there’s no heat! Unbelievable. In a pure class of its own.

 
 

The labels for this range of wines are very funky and eye catching too! 
 
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Posted on 05/07/2012
by Danielle
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