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 flagship Wine of David Arthur Vineyards and thus is consistently highly allocated.
HARVEST DATE: October 11th and 16th 2012
BARREL PROGRAM: 100% New French oak
BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
from our Elevation Block clone 8
WINE CHEMISTRY: Alc. v/v: 15.1%
pH: 3.85 TA:5.2 g/100ml
BOTTLED: September 5, 2013
CASES PRODUCED: 628 cases
The dark nearly opaque color has lifted and high tone aromas of baked currants and dark cherry compote, followed by subtle vanilla-toffee oak spices and lavender like floral tones. The palate is full throttle and massively structured offering a layering of fine grained tannins and density. Flavors of anise and espresso bean followed baked cassis and blackberry finish on the palate with a long persistent finish. Best from 2015-2035.