MICHAEL DAVID WINERY – FREAKSHOW CABERNET AND RED
Harry recommends these two Freakshow wines as a mid-tier level cabernet and red with an elaborate label allowing it stand out from the crowd.
This lavishly oaked wine blends ripe black-fruit flavors with abundant baking spice, wood smoke and maple tones. It is big but fairly soft in structure, with moderate tannins that give it a seductive, extravagant edge.
Known for taking the road less traveled, Michael David Winery has always stood apart from the crowd. Whether it be their outlandish brands and packaging or their quirky personalities, Michael and David are definitely on a stage of their own and this wine showcases just that. The fruit for this wine comes from the original “super freak” himself, Michael Phillips’ Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard located only a medicine balls toss away from the winery.
Prepare to experience the brawn and finesse of the strongest man on Earth! Michael David’s 2018 Freakshow Cabernet sets the stage with aromas of Bing cherry, fig, strawberry jam and a hint of baking spice. He is larger-than-life, medium in body and showcases flavors of bright red fruits, toasted hazelnut and clove with a fruit-forward, lingering finish.
ALCOHOL % 14.5
AGING 14 months – 60% used oak / 40% new French oak
Building off the wild success of Freakshow Cab – the first wine in the Freakshow lineup – we searched near and far to find the next main attraction. Known for taking the road less traveled, we decided an exceptional offering that displays the undeniable brut of Lodi Syrah was just the ticket. Freakshow Red is a mash-up of man meets wild…Syrah’s untamed and mysterious allure is refined and polished with the addition of Petite Sirah. Prepare your eyes and taste buds for a FREAK like no other!
Like the Wolfman himself, this beast of a blend is wild, unruly and like no other! Composed of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Souzao, the 2018 showing of Freakshow Red unveils aromas of ripe plum, espresso and salted caramel on the nose. Medium in body, flavors of crushed summer berries, sweet tobacco and allspice are carried through by a lengthy, guided finish.
ALCOHOL % 15
AGING 16 months – 65% used French & American oak / 35% new