David Arthur Elevation 1147 2002

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Every year we have the opportunity to take the best of the best grapes and let them stand by themselves, we call this Elevation 1147. Elevation 1147 is always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a core percentage comes from the same block each year. The wine style is that of no other from David Arthur in that the structure is massive and full palate. The name Elevation 1147 comes from our location high atop Pritchard Hill. Elevation 1147 is the agship Wine of David Arthur Vineyards and thus is consistently highly allocated.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand David Arthur
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThis gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard above Lake Hennessey exhibits scents of creme de cassis, spring flowers, ink, graphite, plums and licorice. The superb aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine with no hard edges. Still in mid-adolescence, this brilliant 2002 is an authoritative example of this great vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet. It should hit its peak in 3-5 years and last for 20-25 years thereafter.

Robert Parker, June 29, 2012
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorA pure display of ripe, racy wild berry, black cherry and raspberry fruit that at times veers into Zinfandel berry territory. Intense and tannic, it's not what I've come to expect from this producer. Nonetheless, it's tasty and full of vivid flavors. Best from 2006 through 2011.

James Laube, November 15, 2005