Thursday, August 31, 2017

FreakShow 2014 (Michael David) Lodi Red Wine

FreakShow 2014 (Michael David) Lodi Red Wine, $16.99-$19.99, 87 points, poured core black grading red to purple/red at the clear wine ring with wicked waves of clinging drapes.
Profuse aromas of cedar, clove, cherry fruit, waves of alcohol, and dry cocoa powder were a little overwhelming.
Massive body with fair-plus acidity and a wooly underlayment of tannin managed flavors reflective of the aromas.
Finished long and intense on a hot 15.5% alcohol inspirited spice, and climaxed roundly with a cherry liqueur (quite jammy).
I know many people that will love this wine, but it was too syrupy and alcohol dense for my palate.
Varietals were 71% Syrah, 25% Petite Sirah, and 4% Souzao (typically a "Port' grape).


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  1. I's avoid that alcohol like the plague!

    1. VG: So I can conclude correctly that our conception of MD wines continues from whence it came!

  2. Haven't had much luck with them, no.

    1. VG: No, meaning you wouldn't go there? Or 87 points is probably TOOOOO high?