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ARTHUR 10 CS ELEVATION 1147
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Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 95+
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DAVID ARTHUR 2010 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "ELEVATION 1147" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

The David Arthur Estate is located high on Pritchard Hill, on the eastern side of the Napa Valley. The rough mountain terrain and rocky red soils provide ideal growing conditions for wine grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1978, Donald Long and his 28 year old son David began the epic job of building roads, clearing land and finally planting wine grapes. Although David lacked a formal viticultural education, he learned hands-on by working in the vineyards and cellars of local wineries such as the Chappellet and Joseph Phelps. The first vintage of Chardonnay was harvested in 1985, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon in the nineties. A s his experience and knowledge of the land grew, David learned the ability of these hills to grow the very finest wine grapes. Today, with the help of a highly insightful team, David Arthur continues to cultivate rich concentrated wine grapes that in turn help them craft distinctive and memorable wines.

Every year the winery has the opportunity to take the best of the best grapes and let them stand by themselves, they call this Elevation 1147. Elevation 1147 is always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a core percentage comes from the same block each year. The wine style is that of no other from David Arthur in that the structure is massive and full palate. The name Elevation 1147 comes from their location high atop Pritchard Hill. Elevation 1147 is the flagship Wine of David Arthur Vineyards and thus is consistently highly allocated.

The wine is an amazingly dense and dark ruby color with hints of magenta. Layered aromas of blackberry compote, espresso bean, dark chocolate, brandied cherries and hints of spicy earth tones like sassafras and star anise. There are hints of lavender and graphite followed by tobacco and black tea. The entry is big bold and massive with chewy tannins woven together with wild-brambly dark fruits, focused minerality and a firm finish.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95+ POINTS - "I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted at David Arthur this year. Winemaker Nile Zacherle has done a brilliant job with these new and upcoming releases. The David Arthur style is all about richness without excess heaviness. In addition to the wines below, I also tasted a Nebbiolo from the 2011 harvest that is easily one of the most interesting California Nebbiolos I have ever come across.

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Elevation 1147 is going to require serious patience. It boasts stunning depth and power, but very much in the context of the house style, which is to say the Elevation 1147 remains a wine of exquisite elegance and finesse. This dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon caresses every corner of the palate with layers of beautifully delineated fruit. The 2010 is an exceptionally polished wine loaded with potential. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030.
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