FreakShow 2014 (Michael David) Lodi Red Wine, $16.99-$19.99, 87 points, poured core black grading red to purple/red at the clear wine ring with wicked waves of clinging drapes.
Profuse aromas of cedar, clove, cherry fruit, waves of alcohol, and dry cocoa powder were a little overwhelming.
Massive body with fair-plus acidity and a wooly underlayment of tannin managed flavors reflective of the aromas.
Finished long and intense on a hot 15.5% alcohol inspirited spice, and climaxed roundly with a cherry liqueur (quite jammy).
I know many people that will love this wine, but it was too syrupy and alcohol dense for my palate.
Varietals were 71% Syrah, 25% Petite Sirah, and 4% Souzao (typically a "Port' grape).
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