David Arthur Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from three of our distinctive vineyard blocks. The aromas are incredibly sensuous with dark mulled spices, floral notes, earthy aromas and a dense cassis-blackberry fruit core. The palate is bold and full-bodied, yet focused with layer after layer of expansion on a long finish.
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a simple, yet carefully chosen blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Verdot. The wine gradually aged in 80 percent new French oak barrels for 23 months and only 718 cases were produced.
"These Pritchard Hill vineyards have produced an opulent, fleshy, divine 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. This deep, concentrated, full-bodied effort is extraordinarily young, but loaded with blueberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of camphor and incense. Drink this gorgeous, seriously endowed 2007 over the next two decades"
The Wine Advocate
"Expensive, yes, but a very fine wine, showcasing what Napa Cab can do at a world-class level. But you want to cellar it, because it's all primary fruit, unintegrated oak and tannins now. Beyond the sweet cedar application you'll find deep, noble flavors of black currants and minerals, wrapped into the finest tannins imaginable. Hold until 2013, at least, and should provide good drinking for many years."
"Sleek and restrained, with trim dried currant, berry, sage, mineral and anise flavors that are full-bodied, gaining depth and complexity on the finish, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2017. 718 cases made. "
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David Arthur Vineyards was founded in 1985 by brothers David and Bob Long. Over a glass of wine, with his father, David discovered his father had purchased Napa Valley property in the late 1950s. David relocated to Napa Valley in 1977 and began to learn the wine business literally from the ground up, serving internships at Chappellet, Joseph Phelps and Schramsberg. In 1978 and...
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