2014 Michael David Phillips Zinfandel Earthquake

Year: 2014
Appellation: Lodi
Country: USA - California
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$19.95

BIG SCORE, BIG WINE, BIG VALUE!!

Winery Notes:
TASTING NOTES:
One of the best vintages to date, the 2014 Earthquake Zin is chock-full of fresh sage, huckleberry, and pepper. It will tantalize your taste buds with attractive berry fruit up front, and finishes with a hint of licorice and spice.

HISTORY:
Over the top and shattering to the veins! These wines possess major concentration and daring flavor with only a limited production offered each year. The original is the Earthquake Zin that comes from an old Lodi vineyard planted around the same time of San Francisco’s great Earthquake of 1906. While mulling over a label name in the vineyard, Michael Phillips thought it only seemed fitting to relate this intense wine with the historical quake. With over 15% alcohol and bold tannins, these dark and voluminous wines will definitely leave your senses quivering. Furthering our commitment to sustainable farming with future generations in mind.

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.