Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon
- Boldly flavored and full-bodied.
- Rich tannins, gobs of ripe boysenberry and black cherry, and a deep red color.
- Tastes like it should cost 3 to 4 times the price.
This vintage is brilliant deep purple clear out to the rim. It is juicy and fruit forward with plenty of structure. Black cherry compote predominates, but this bottle is infused with hints of cocoa. Consistent with Earthquake's signature style, it is full-bodied, but sleek as silk. Like all Michael David wines, it finishes smooth with mild tannins, and a slight high note on the finish.
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Earthquake is another 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi, but with a much smaller production of 31,000 cases. Aged in French oak, it reveals more charcoal and smoky barbecue notes intermixed with the tell-tale hallmark of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, blackcurrant fruit, as well as tobacco leaf and licorice characteristics. With surprising complexity, this dense, medium to full-bodied, rich Cabernet Sauvignon should keep for 5-7 years. It tastes like it should cost 3 to 4 times the price."
90 Points - Robert Parker
"Boldly flavored and full-bodied, this is marked by strong, spicy-sweet oak aromas and flavors. It has a massive richness of tannins, gobs of ripe boysenberry and black cherry character, and a very deep red color. Despite the hefty structure, it's drinkable now if accompanied by equally rich food."
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast
|Grape Type||Cabernet Sauvignon|
- Rich Pasta
- Full Bodied