Over the top and shattering to the veins] These wines posses major concentration and daring flavor with only a limited production offered each year. The original is the Earthquake Zin that comes from an old Lodi vineyard planted around the same time of San Francisco's great Earthquake of 1906. While mulling over a label name in the vineyard Michael Phillips thought it only seemed fitting to relate this intense wine with the historical quake. With over 15% alcohol and bold tannins these dark and voluminous wines will definitely leave your senses quivering.
This very dark purple colored wine opens with an attractive blend of mild blackberry coffee cinnamon and clove like bouquet. On the palate this wine is full bodied very nicely balanced smooth and elegant. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black currant withnotes of coffee bacon and milk chocolate. The finish is dry with mild tannins.
These days, Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi, and things are changing. With 650 acres of premium...
These days, Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi, and things are changing. With 650 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.