From Michael David winery comes this cleverly packaged, big burly bruiser of a wine. The graphics on the label depict twin elephants in their tent, getting ready to put on a show. And let me tell you folks, what a show it is. For the very reasonable admission of $14.99, you can enjoy this full bodied, elephantine powerhouse of a wine, showcasing fruit, tannin and acidity, all displayed in a breathtakingly concentrated spectacle of balance and restraint.
Assessment: Structured enough for the dinner table, this wine has versatility, and could easily be supple enough for cocktailing, or what I call "couch wine." I could see myself enjoying a glass or two of this, sitting on my couch, playing Black Ops, killing tweens online. Or, perhaps paired with a pan-seared duck breast, sweet potato puree and some fig compote.