David Arthur Proprietary Red Wine 2018
After nearly forty years of farming grapes on our Pritchard Hill Estate, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation of David Arthur Vineyards wine ~ DAV. We have created a new, modern wine that represents the bold personality found in each and every bottle of our Estate wines. This Bordeaux-style blend allows us to weave together the rich, concentrated elegance and power of our mountain-grown Bordeaux varietals as well as the best of surrounding vineyards within the Napa Valley. The wine is aged an average of 20 months in French oak barrels, blended with meticulous care and bottled at our vineyard estate. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver plush, mouth-filling structure with soft, elegant tannins. We hope you enjoy, as do we, the accessibility and near-term enjoyment this wine offers in its youth and the greater nuance and complexity afforded with cellaring.
A soft and juicy red with a lovely freshness and brightness. Medium-bodied, balanced and subtlety structured with a long and flavorful finish. Fun blend of cab, merlot, sangiovese and nebbiolo. Drink or hold.
The 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is normally between 60-80% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a smaller amount of Sangiovese. This used to be the Sangiovese cuvée and is also one of the cuvées that goes out into general distribution. This 2016 has impressive cherry fruits, lots of spice, garrigue, and dried earth aromas, medium body, and a silky, elegant style on the palate.