(2008 Vintage) Rapture represents the very best Cabernet Sauvignon by Michael David Winery. Similar to 1st growth Bordeaux, Rapture is only produced on exceptional vintage years. The grapes for this wine come from Michael Phillips own 36 acre vineyard located on the west side of Lodi. It is rotary fermented and aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels that are specifically purchased for this wine. Meanwhile, David Phillips after tasting our first vintage (2003) just after fermentation had a 'rapturous,’ experience, almost like religion, hence the name Rapture. With limited production, don't be left behind! Pungent blackberry aroma with flourishes of blueberry, black tea, cola, and cedary oak; on the palate, there is a velvety, broad, full feel without being heavy or harsh, the enriching sensations of sweet oak filling out a lavish sense of varietal richness.