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David Arthur Vineyards, Cabernet Elevation 1147, 2012

Your Price: $150.00

Optimum drinking: 2019-2035
Rating: 95 - Vinous
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: David Long
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

David Arthur's Cabernet Elevation 1147 is the ultimate expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate's vineyard, situated, as the name suggests, at good altitude, which produces single-varietal Cabernet Sauvignon of power and finesse, structure and elegance, extraction and grace.

"One of the pioneers of Pritchard Hill, David Arthur Vineyards has been turning out great wines for several decades or more.” Robert Parker

"In 2012 this wine is absolutely brilliant, delivering seductive aromas of black currants and dark berries woven together with spices, spring floral, brown sugar, mint and dusty minerals, which all come together beautifully in the glass. This Cabernet is impressive for its remarkable structure and balance along with wonderful layers of depth, without getting the slightest bit jammy. The mineral driven finish shows excellent length, leaving behind a mouthful of flavors to linger. Even at this early stage the 2012 is extremely appealing, but also shows signs that it will only contunie to evolve gracefully over the years to come.” International Wine Review

"…beautifully perfumed and nuanced. There is plenty of vintage 2012 depth and resonance in the glass, but the 2012 stands out for its aromatic delineation and total sense of finesse. The tannins are there, but they are silky, ripe and beautifully balanced.” Vinous

David Arthur, Cabernet Elevation 1147, 2012