Open That Bottle Night 2020, Leap Day

Open that bottle night. The wine holiday created for wine lovers holding on to a special bottle of wine for a special occasion.  Sounds reasonable, but more often than now, that special bottle is resting for that special day, but that day never comes. The wine columnists for the Wall Street Journal were often asked by readers when to open their special bottles so they would still be drinkable when that day came.  Not such an easy answer to provide, what grape was the wine, where was if from, which winery, storage conditions?  Obviously not an easy answer to provide, but, … Continue reading Open That Bottle Night 2020, Leap Day

Michael David Winery, Freakshow, Zinfandel, 2017, Lodi, CA

Michael David Winery, Freakshow, Zinfandel, 2017, Lodi, CA has a deep purple hue in the glass.  The nose is filled with plenty of ripe strawberry, apricot, raspberry and wild flowers sitting in an open field.  There is also an undercurrent of fresh baked apple pie wafting in from the kitchen on the back of the nose.  The palate is fruit forward with jammy mixed wild berries, out of the oven blackberry scone and a persistent long fruitiness running the length of the palate.  It is not a sweet wine, just pleasant like a long summer afternoon spent in a bright … Continue reading Michael David Winery, Freakshow, Zinfandel, 2017, Lodi, CA