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2011 David Arthur - Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 43129-2011-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (all clone 8 cabernet sauvignon on a low-vigor, well-drained site, replanted in 2001): Good ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry, blueberry, iron-like minerality and tropical dark chocolate. There's a Pauillac-like quality to the sweet, vibrant cassis and mineral flavors, and excellent volume for the year. The serious tannins spread out to saturate the palate on the back end.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    David Arthur's flagship wine, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 is the best wine of this group. Rich, deep, creme de cassis, licorice, forest floor and a hint of subtle smoke are present in this medium-bodied effort. With outstanding concentration and purity as well as low acidity and ripe tannins, it should drink well for 7-10 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Delivers moderately ripe plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit shaded by dusty cedar notes. The red fruit flavors are joined by a dash of licorice, tailing off on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Based on prior ratings
    Author: Roi Soleil
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

  • 73 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 14 collectors)