Over the top and shattering to the veins all varietals under the Earthquake label are Michael and David's reserve level wines. 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 time of San Francisco's great Earthquake in 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. Big juicy in your face and ultimately a fine bold wine full of intense black olive tapenade chocolate and tobacco with a tannic peppery finish a nod to its 19 months spent in French oak.
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.