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2008 David Arthur - Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 43129-2008-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (100% cabernet sauvignon): Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry lifted by a mineral note. Juicy, spicy and tightly wound; not particularly fleshy but pliant and ripe. Offers much more inner-mouth energy and lift than the regular cabernet. Finishes with chewy tannins that call for at least a few years of aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Arthur's flagship offering, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147, boasts a gorgeous nose of blueberry pie, creme de cassis, graphite, charcoal and spice. It is a rich, full-bodied yet elegant, well-proportioned, pure, dense, impressive wine. While approachable, it will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and will keep for 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    High-toned raspberry and wild berry flavors are ripe and complex, almost Zin-like in their vibrancy, but shy on depth and richness. Not very Napa-like.
    Author: James Laube
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  • Brothers David and Bob Long began planting their Pritchard Hill Estate property in 1978 and made their Cabernet Sauvignon debut eighteen years later with the spectacular 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon and Elevation 1147. Production of the flagship reds remains small. They produce a Super Tuscan blend called Meritaggiom as well as Sangiovese, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Bob Egelhoff has been winemaker for two decades.

    See other similar producers:Elyse Winery,Arietta,Behrens & Hitchcock WInery

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 43 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors