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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
David Arthur Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
David Arthur Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 106467)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $94.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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.