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Michael David Winery 2016 Inkblot Cabernet Franc: Not Your Average Franc!

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Today’s Quick Sip is Michael David Winery 2016 Inkblot Cabernet Franc. Michael David Winery is named for brothers Michael and David Phillips, who established the winery portion of the business in 1984. The brothers are fifth-generation members of a longstanding farming family that has cultivated wine grapes since the early 20th century. Today, sixth-generation members share in the growth and success of the family-run business.

Michael David Winery is one of the more nationally recognized Lodi producers, with many of their wines available throughout the US. Their branding game is especially strong. Most consumers know the wines by their respective brands and distinctive label design, as opposed to the name of the producer: Michael David Winery. I recall several years ago when I returned from a wine trip to Lodi, a friend asking if I visited “The Seven Deadly Zins” winery. The Seven Deadly Zins was one of Michael David’s most successful brands. The 2000 vintage was first …

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