2014 Michael David Freak Show Red

Year: 2014
Appellation: Lodi
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$15.95

TRIPLE WOW!!

71% Syrah 25% Petite Sirah 4% Souzao

"Zesty if innocuous, with dried cherry, licorice and grilled herb flavors. Syrah, Petite Sirah and Souzão. Drink now through 2020. 25,000 cases made. –TF " (WS)

"Dark, dense with fruit flavor and thickly tannic, this full-bodied wine is a monument to concentration, ripeness and richness. Massive tannins are matched by huge jammy fruit, with a sense of layering and depth that is impressive and satisfying to experience." Editors Choice (WE)

Winery Notes:
Aromas of Blackberry cobbler, toasted walnuts, espresso bean and hints of brandy. The wine is weighty with a velvet-like texture boasting flavors of ripe brambleberry jam, toffee, and dark chocolate mousse followed by wisps of pipe tobacco and mesquite.

HISTORY:
Building of the wild success of Freakshow Cab - the first wine in the Freakshow lineup - Michael David searched near and far to find their next main attraction. Known for taking the road less traveled, they 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 and just a splash of Souzao. Prepare your eyes and taste buds for a FREAK like no other!

GROWING CONDITIONS:
An unusually hot summer gave way to the earliest harvest Lodi had seen in 8 years as we started to press Chardonnay on August 4th, 2014. The 2014 vintage brought its challenges as Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and everything in between reached its optimal ripeness within days of each other, needing to be picked at the same time! Our final lot of Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 17th, marking the end of the fast and furious harvest season.