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Michael and David Winery 'Earthquake' Zinfandel 2015

Member Review by raindance:

This bottle was one of many that accompanied 2011 Thanksgiving Dinner, and we shared it with 11 others so I only had a small sample and it was gone ever so quickly. Good nose, spicy and a long dry finish. Although it was loaded, 16% alcohol, and I usually notice that first when drinking wine, I did not with this bottle.

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Michael~David Winery :
Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael~David Winery produces some of the finest award-winning varietal wines in California. We are six generations of winegrowers specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi's famous Old Vine Zinfandels. Our tasting room, café and farmer's fresh market are located just 30 minutes south of Sacramento and one hour east of the Bay Area. Enjoy!

Member Reviews for Michael and David Winery 'Earthquake' Zinfandel

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Snooth User: raindance
2001541,861
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/25/2011

This bottle was one of many that accompanied 2011 Thanksgiving Dinner, and we shared it with 11 others so I only had a small sample and it was gone ever so quickly. Good nose, spicy and a long dry finish. Although it was loaded, 16% alcohol, and I usually notice that first when drinking wine, I did not with this bottle.


Snooth User: julieimagery
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/16/2012

Fully bold, over the top zin! Loved it. Another to add to the list of my favorite wines. At 16% this packs a huge punch.


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,861
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/25/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Michael and David Winery 'Earthquake' Zinfandel

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

This is an interesting Zinfandel from Lodi, an area not known for particularly high quality wine. The limited production (6,000 cases) 2004 Earthquake Zin includes small quantities of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Tipping the scales at a whopping 15.9% alcohol, it is a big, burly, earthy Zinfandel with abundant spice, fruit, and glycerin as well as a locomotive-like feel going across the palate. This well-balanced effort may merit an outstanding score from readers who like their Zinfandels muscular and super-charged. It will last for 4ndash;5 years.


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Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Registering 10.0 on the Richter scale, this is one powerful Zinfandel. Massive flavors and aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and hints of smoked bacon. The flavors are incredibly ripe, round and succulent. As for the aftershock, er, aftertaste, it's off the scale as well, with plenty of ripe black and blue fruits lingering on and on. It's easily an order of magnitude better than most.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The medium to full-bodied 2005 Earthquake Zin reveals attractive up-front fruit, spice, tobacco leaf, and ground pepper characteristics. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/29/2011

Some Zins go by the expression "you drink what you paid for." This wine taste like the price. Let me paint you a picture. You pour a glass and immediately the sky turns a deep burgundy color. The scent of plum, cinnamon and mulled berry lets you know that your mouth had better be prepared for a rumbling of black raspberry and vanilla. Just when you thought it was all said and done, your palate gets hit with dark chocolate, black pepper, black cherry, raisin and leather. Don't worry, it's all over... for now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This is an interesting Zinfandel from Lodi, an area not known for particularly high quality wine. The limited production (6,000 cases) 2004 Earthquake Zin includes small quantities of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Tipping the scales at a whopping 15.9% alcohol, it is a big, burly, earthy Zinfandel with abundant spice, fruit, and glycerin as well as a locomotive-like feel going across the palate. This well-balanced effort may merit an outstanding score from readers who like their Zinfandels muscular and super-charged. It will last for 4-5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

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. With over 15% alcohol and bold tannins, these dark and voluminous will definitely leave your senses quivering.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/01/2012

This is a jam-filled, expressive example of Zinfandel. Plum, cinnamon, and mulled berry fruit notes fill the nose as black raspberry and vanilla notes roll throughout the palate which lead to some pie crust and mocha on the finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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