Michael David Freakshow 2013
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is a bold but well-mannered blockbuster that serves generous helpings of dark color, spicy aromas, concentrated flavors and a luxurious dry texture. It needs full-flavored, rich food to accompany it, and will deliver a lot of pleasure under those circumstances. Best to drink now through 2020. Editor's Choice.
The Tasting PanelToasty and lush with ripe cherry and blackberry; tangy and bright with fresh, rich flavors and a long finish.
Wine AdvocateA real winner is the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Freak Show. The label is amazing, as is the quantity produced - 150,000 cases. This is a heck of a value. A dense, rich, full-bodied, meaty, almost Mediterranean style of wine that is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, possesses loads of black and red currants, notes of roasted Provençal herbs, licorice and loamy soil undertones in a dense, full-bodied, supple and silky style. It is meant for immediate consumption, but should age easily and hold onto its fruit for another several years at minimum.