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 TanzerIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Arthur'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: 88High-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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 43 bottles owned
- 14 collectors