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David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Elevation 1147 2009

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A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 1500ml

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David Arthur Vineyards:
The history of David Arthur Vineyards and the Long Family in the Napa Valley reaches back a half-century to the 1950s. At that time, Donald Long began steadily investing in land on Pritchard Hill. He owned a small grocery business in Menlo Park, and had long been interested in and drawn to the California wine industry. His vision and commitment to build a legacy and business for his family led ... Read more
The history of David Arthur Vineyards and the Long Family in the Napa Valley reaches back a half-century to the 1950s. At that time, Donald Long began steadily investing in land on Pritchard Hill. He owned a small grocery business in Menlo Park, and had long been interested in and drawn to the California wine industry. His vision and commitment to build a legacy and business for his family led to the acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres. Nearly two decades later, in the late 1970s, that vision came to fruition when his son David began planting vines on the property. Today, two generations work together to continue the family tradition at David Arthur Vineyards. The Land The winery and estate vineyards of David Arthur are situated high above the northeastern end of the Napa Valley, on Pritchard Hill. At elevations between 1,000-1,200 feet, Pritchard Hill boasts rocky volcanic soils, and a unique microclimate of very warm days and cool nights. The rough terrain stresses the vines, limiting grape production to tiny berries that may be small in stature, but provide immense, concentrated flavors in the wines. David Arthur’s location and use of estate grown fruit is integral to the full-bodied, complex wines associated with the label. The Evolution David Long began as a Chardonnay grape grower and his initial crops were sold to other vineyards in the Napa Valley. Grape growing evolved into winemaking with the first David Arthur vintage in 1985. Eventually, in the early 1990s, Chardonnay vines were grafted over to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Sangiovese. David Arthur has been committed to producing estate grown red varietals ever since. While red wines have become the focus of the David Arthur winegrowing program, a small bottling of Chardonnay is still produced in homage to the early years of the winery. Additionally, a small Sauvignon Blanc program was added three years ago. The Wines & Philosophy The David Arthur wines are produced with a dedication to crafting dynamic, complex vintages. With every bottling comes a commitment to producing distinctive wines with a focus on vineyard site-expression and structure, a benchmark of David Arthur Vineyards’ winemaking philosophy. In 2008, Nile Zacherle joined David Arthur Vineyards as winemaker. “Nile is the ideal complement to our team at David Arthur,” says David Long, cofounder of David Arthur Vineyards. “His passion for excellence and crafting wines of quality and structure coincides with our philosophy and vision.” Read less

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Snooth User: bpm
3475736
4.00 5
07/19/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/28/2010

Their cult wine. Something special for sure. Decadent but not overripe or overpowered with alcohol. Everything is in harmonious balance with this wine and it was a real treat that he shared it with us. Highly recommended. - Tasted with David Long, Owner on the "Meritaggio Tour Bus" 2/27/10


Snooth User: Lisamarie
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/14/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: erint
302256
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 08/14/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: enophiliac
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1997 01/23/2008

David Long is one of the greatest guys in the business. I had the good fortune of selling and drinking these wines upon release and believe strongly that Elevation 1147 was one of the best wines of the 1997 vintage. That not withstanding, it might be good to pull some corks and see where they stand...many of the 97's were so opulent upon release that nothing was left for the cellar.


Snooth User: SteveC123
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1997 11/09/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Elevation 1147

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Vintage: 2007 12/07/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 1500ml


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Vintage: 2005 10/09/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Pushes ripe fruit to the edge of jam, with blackberry and wild berry flavors that are more supple and balanced on the palate than the aromas suggest. Impressive for its balance, grace and finesse. Best from 2008 through 2014. 245 cases made. -J... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 07/11/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 01/16/2009

Smooth, rich and plush, with a solid core of currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit, framed by ripe, supple tannins. Excellent balance. Score range: 92-94... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 03/01/2012

Ultraripe Cabernet, with thick, concentrated blackberry, wild berry and currant, with a touch of kirsch; a remarkably rich and expressive young wine capturing deliciously ripe fruit and supported by firm, fine-grain tannins that bode well for cellari... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 1500ml


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Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

...rich, intense and focused, with ripe, spicy currant, plum and black cherry fruit, plus shadings of herb and cedar...Finishes with dry, earthy tannins... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 750ml


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