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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
David Arthur Meritaggio 2007
David Arthur Meritaggio 2007
(search item no. 108517)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $44.79

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.

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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.