David Arthur Elevation 1147 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 is a superstar and has a deep, concentrated, elegant, old-school style not far from what's achieved at Dominus and Spottswoode with their ultra-classic style, yet with its mountain terroir austerity and obvious structure front and center. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in mostly new oak, its deep black color is followed by a sensational perfume of blackcurrants and cassis fruits intermixed with notions of camphor, tobacco leaf, scorched earth, new saddle leather, and incredible minerality. Possessing a Latour-like stature and austerity, it's full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated, with silky yet building tannins. This is a Bordeaux lover's Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it 4-5 years of bottle age and enjoy it over the following 3-4 decades.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Elevation 1147 is a dark, brooding wine. Potent tannins wrap around a core of dark mountain fruit. Black cherry, lavender, menthol, sage and dried herbs gradually open, giving the 2019 terrific expansiveness and presence. This is another very promising 2019 Cabernet from David Arthur and winemaker Nile Zacherle.
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 leaps from the glass with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of fragrant lilacs, blackcurrants and chocolate-covered cherries with an undercurrent of mulberries, hoisin, cinnamon stick, menthol and savory notions of beef drippings and chargrill. Full-bodied and generously fruited, the wonderfully sensuous palate has a velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing with great purity and depth.