Michael David Lust Zinfandel 2009
This wine stood out as being the most structured Zinfandel while still displaying a ton of the ripe berry and spice characters we all expect from a Zinfandel. Without hesitation this lot was put into new American oak barrels purchased especially for this program. After being aged 21 months we blended with a little bit of Petite Sirah to increase the already great depth, color, and tannin structure. Ready to drink now, but with the hefty amount of tannin this wine could easily be set down for a few years. This Zinfandel has a soft texture and decadent mouthfeel, and the flavors are of creme de cassis, caramel cream, melted milk chocolate, tangerine zest, and cinnamon-spiced gingerbread.
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!