Sunday, January 8, 2012

2009 Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon

Powerful name forecasts powerful flavors--and that it did. This Lodi Cabernet by Michael-David Vineyards had nice aromas. We found them to resemble chocolate covered raspberries (if they make them!). It's rich aromas led into rich flavors, as well. This wine is earthy, rustic, and full of character. Dark ripe fruit and chocolate dominate the palate. It drinks more like a zinfandel than a cab, but no one is complaining. We found it to be a crowd favorite. Mouthfeel was smooth and full, flavors were complex, and finish was long. We felt the $28 price tag was justified, as it drank more like a $40-$45 bottle. If it is out of your price range, we definitely recommend a try for a special occasion!

Body: Full
Approx. Cost: $28
Food Pairing: Grilled lamb chops


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