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2014 Best buys from California

On Michael David Winery…

“This is a ‘gold star’ winery for consumers looking for  values as just about every wine they produce offers abundant flavors as well as inexpensive prices, no doubt partly because they are working from the relatively backwater viticultural area of Lodi”

2013 Petite petit – 90 points

A brilliant blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, the 2012 Petite Petit (42,000 cases) sports an adorable label showing two scowling elephants. From winemaker Adam Mettler, this opaque purple-colored 2012 exhibits gorgeous aromas of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, licorice, toast and subtle background smoke. With amazing intensitym it is hard to believe a 42,000 case cuvée could be this good, this complex, this tasty and civilized, and still sell at a remarkable $18 a bottle. Enjoy it over the next 5+ years.

2013 Deadly Zins – 90 points

Another outstanding value is the 2012 Zinfandel 7 Deadly Zins (230,000 cases of 100% Zinfandel). Aged in American oak, it is an opulent, delicious, sexy, full-throttle Zinfandel boasting lots of briary, peppery, mulberry and black cherry fruits notes, a full-bodied texture and terrific purity as well as opulence. It is a delicious, staggering value in Zinfandel, and the fact that there are 230,000 cases blows my mind. Drink it over the next several years.

2013 Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Earthquake is another 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi, but with a much smaller production of 31,000 cases. Aged in French oak, it reveals more charcoal and smoky barbecue notes intermixed with the tell-tale hallmark of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, blackcurrant fruit, as well as tobaco leaf and licorice characteristics. With surprising complexity, this dense, medium to fullbodied, rich Cabernet Sauvignon should keep for 5-7 years. It tastes like it should cost 3 to 4 times the price.


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2013 Rage Zinfandel – 93 points

Bold and beautiful, this powerful Zin has a deep, dark color that’s pratically black but with a brilliant ruby rim. Brooding aromas suggest wood smoke, black pepper and boysenberry. There is an impressive density in texture, as firm tannis and acidity support the rich array of flavors.

2013 Earthquake Zinfandel (Lodi) – 93 points

This is Zinfandel at its richest. Boysenberry, vanilla and maple syrup aromas meet up with jammy fruit flavor that coat the mouth and linger on the finish. For all its fullness, it stays balanced and dry. It does not feel heavy in texture nor heavily oaked.

2012 Earthquake – Petite Sirah – 93 points

A deep, dark color combines with extravagantly spicy oak aromas, rich fruit flavors and layers of fine tannins for a show-stopping performance. This is fullbodied and firm in texture, abundantly laced with blackberry and boysenberry flavors and pretty much irresistible. Drink now or cellar through.

2014 Chardonnay – 89 points

This wine doesn’t give up its refreshing acidity as it adds plenty of butterym toasty oak tones to spice up the vivid crisp apple and pineapple flavors at its core. It makes for a lively, dry and appetizing drink to enjoy now.