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2012 Michael David Phillips Cabernet Sauvignon "Rapture"

Winery: Michael David Phillips

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rapture"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Petite Sirah

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $59

Cases produced: 1,800

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 30, 2014

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored fruit bomb from Michael David captured the attention of the tasting panel and scored rather well. It opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with hints of menthol, black currant and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry with notes of integrated oak and faint minerality. We also detected hints of strawberry and spiced plum. The finish is dry and its fruit and velvety tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this fruity Cab with a New York strip steak with a dollop of blue cheese butter or prime rib. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Rapture holds its own against higher priced Cabernets from other regions. It drinks like a lush vintage of Bordeaux, offering abundant structure, deep color and ample fruit with gentle tannins. The mid-palate delivers blackberry, some smoke, chocolate and espresso. Rapture has a lovely, velvety mouth feel, and a long, intense finish.

Organic status: not organic

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