Michael David 2018 Earthquake Zinfandel
Michael David - MORE THAN JUST A WINERY -
Our roots run deep here in Lodi. With over 150 years of family farming, the Michael David name has become more than just a winery; it’s a culture. The Phillips Family. We and Lodi go way back. We’ve been farming this soil since the 1860’s and cultivating wine grapes since the early 20th century. Our founders, brothers Michael and David Phillips, are 5th generation grape growers who have raised their families in the vineyard, and now the 6th generation has joined the team, Mike’s son Kevin and daughter Melissa. We, more than most, understand the importance of leaving it better than you found it for future generations. Our family legacy and love of Lodi drive our focus on sustainability.
Michael David Winery is a Caliornian wine producer, founded in 1984 by brothers Michael and David Phillips. The brothers represent their family's fifth generation growing grapes in Lodi with roots in the area dating back to the 1850s.
During Prohibition, the family continued to grow grapes and sold bricks of concentrated juice with explicit warnings detailing the steps not to take in order to ferment and produce wine from the concentrate – an act that became lucrative while remaining technically legal.
Michale David is now known for its value wines of which are produced under several different collections. Red varieties feature heavily, such as The Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon and the Petite Petit red blend of Petit Verdot and Petite Syrah. The Reserve collection predominately exhibits varietal Zinfandel, but also includes a Bordeaux-blend, the Politically Correct of which spends 28 months in French oak barrels prior to release.
Michael David Winery farms more than 200 acres (80 hectares) of estate vineyards. All of its vineyards are certified organic by third-party organizations and all of the fruit crushed at the winery is certified as sustainably grown