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ARTHUR 12 CS ELEVATION 1147
Item: #200450
Bottle Size: 750ml
RP: 92
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DAVID ARTHUR 2011 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.

ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS - "Winemaker Nile Zacherle has done a terrific job with these new and upcoming releases. If there is one word to define the David Arthur Cabernets it is: precise. The wines capture the essence of these Pritchard Hill sites, with a decidedly mid-weight, classic sense of structure by Napa Valley standards. David Arthur is a bit different from most other Napa Valley wineries in that several of the wines reflect the distinctly Italianate aesthetic of proprietor David Long. The Meritaggio is a Sangiovese based blend, while the estate's Nebbiolo is intriguing. But in the end, Cabernet Sauvignon rules the day on the slopes of Pritchard Hill."

"David Arthur's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Elevation 1147 is quite floral and lifted in style with lovely aromatic complexity and nuance, but less depth and texture than the Estate Old Vine. It will be interesting to see if the 2012 fleshes out in bottle. Today, it is a bit on the light side, which, among other things, exposes the tannin. My sense is that the Elevation 1147 will always remain an ethereal, slightly fleeting Cabernet Sauvignon. Drinking window: 2015 - 2024."
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