Region: Lodi, California

The label alone is enticing, but the bold rich aromas and taste will draw you in even more.  This Old Vine Zinfandel comes from the Lodi Appellation in California, where it is aged for 11 months in American Oak. Full-bodied with long viscosity; aromas of dark red fruits (cherry & raspberry), peppery spice, and smoke, with tastes of blackberry and cherry, spice, pepper, and a hint of tobacco. 15.0% ABV.  I have enjoyed this wine several times and hope to find more of the Michael David wines locally to try.