Michael David’s Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely for the label surfers – it’s eye catching, seemingly endless illustrations fills the typical wine enthusiast with plenty of questions.
What’s the deal with the name Freakshow?
Is this a gimmick-y brand? Is it good wine?
After a bit of research on Michael David Winery, my best answer to these two questions is… yes. Gimmicky as all get out, and great wine.
That being said, however, (and gimmicks aside) this red blended cab is made in the Lodi Appellation, Central Valley, CA.
This 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.
Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah
Excerpt taken from Winemag.com
“Rich, ripe and oaky, this full-bodied wine has loads of sweet blackberry and black cherry flavors, with generous doses of oak spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, wood smoke and dark chocolate. It’s bold but complex and will be a lot of fun to drink with red meat.”