David Arthur Meritaggio 2007

Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$55.99 $44.79
Save $11.20
Item No. 108517
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WE93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Verdot.

A dark ruby red color with a light magenta hue offers aromas of candied cherry, plum and black olive. There are hints of earth and spice along with notes of cedar and licorice candy. The entry on the palate has both velvety and fine grained tannin with a finish that carries flavors of dark cherry, toasted oak and star anise.

Critical Acclaim

"A fine, pure, fruity young wine. May be the one to drink while you’re waiting for your other David Arthurs to age. Shows strong, ripe blackberry, currant, cherry, cola and cedar flavors, wrapped into exceptionally smooth tannins. Still, it should develop for a good eight years in a cool cellar."
93 Points

Learn About David Arthur Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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