2015 Rapture by Michael David Winery, Lodi, CA.  Michael David winery makes some of the biggest wines in California. The Lodi appellation is one to be discovered for those only entrenched in the fields of Napa and Sonoma. In a war of wines, this bottle will defend all others. This Rapture is like a bazooka in a bottle. This Cabernet Sauvignon explodes with force when the cork is projected. Huge dark fruit notes waft in the air as if a fruit tree was standing in front of you. Dark as the night. Thick and chewy on the mid-palte with a long stern finish. A fruit bomb that will take down the best of Napa Cab Savs at three, no five times the price ($60). – Keith Ian