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Date Printed: 4/21/2014
David Arthur Elevation 1147 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
David Arthur Elevation 1147 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 106468)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $135.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Elevation 1147 Cabernet Sauvignon always represents the "best of the best" of David Arthur. The 2007 Elevation 1147 is comprised of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested in October of 2007. It was aged for 23 months in 94 percent new French oak barrels with a very limited production of only 541 cases.

The color is a dark garnet with an intensely deep red core. Aromas of vanilla toffee and roasted coffee beans are followed by wild dark fruit scents of blackberry and blueberry. The texture is sweet and opulent with a full palate concentration offering flavors of dark chocolate, black licorice and cassis. The long finish carries a firm tannic structure yet is polished and fine grained in style.

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About David Arthur:

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 1979, David cleared the land and in 1980, planted the first grapes. David Arthur Vineyards' first vintage was the 1985 Chardonnay. The first red wine, Meritaggio, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese, followed in 1992. In 1996, David Arthur Vineyards began producing their now renowned Elevation 1147, named one of the top Cabernets of 1997 by Wine Spectator.