Wine: Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon (red)

May 15, 2015 Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, red wines, wine, Wine Reviews 0

Wine: Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon (red)
Known for taking the road less traveled, Michael David Winery has always stood apart from the crowd. Whether it be their outlandish brands and packaging or their quirky personalities, Michael and David are definitely on a stage of their own and this wine showcases just that.

This wine is FREAKing amazing! Over each vintage, the intensity has been kicked up exponentially. This 4th incarnation has more of everything...more depth, more ripe fruit, more pizazz! Nicely balanced with fruit (pomegranate) and oak (showing some smoke). Warning—it’s gulpable!

Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Petite Sirah blended in.


My husband and I celebrate Lent every year. This year we gave up all alcoholic beverages including wine and beer.


It was difficult but we did it. Right now I’m slowly getting back into my wines.

This Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon is something I picked out myself – and again it was due to the colorful label. I NEED to stop doing that, lol. But the label is gorgeous – the photo does not do it credit.

The Freakshow is a very dark burgundy color – almost black. It smelled like berries and a hint of vanilla. Very fruity but acidic at the same time. I felt like I could taste a smokey flavor – oak? Or tobacco? I’m not sure.

The initial sip yields a slightly sweet, fruity mouthful with a rather tart aftertaste.

I have to admit that this isn’t one of my favorites. After the first few sips the wine becomes more and more drinkable – maybe the palate gets used to the tartness?

I didn’t pair this with any foods – just my husband and I enjoying a nice glass of wine.

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