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David Arthur Proprietary Red 2018
$55.95
Wine Spectator 93
Racy and focused, with sanguine and iron notes piercing through the core of red currant and damson plum fruit. The long finish has mouthwatering cut as the minerality stays vibrant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2022 through 2032.

Jeb Dunnuck 91
While I wasn't able to get the blend, this cuve is normally a Bordeaux blend dominated release that includes a handful of Italian varieties. The 2018 Proprietary Red Wine reveals a ... read more
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Shelf Location — 68d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:14%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#52399
Location at store:68d
Item Description
Wine Spectator 93
Racy and focused, with sanguine and iron notes piercing through the core of red currant and damson plum fruit. The long finish has mouthwatering cut as the minerality stays vibrant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2022 through 2032.

Jeb Dunnuck 91
While I wasn't able to get the blend, this cuve is normally a Bordeaux blend dominated release that includes a handful of Italian varieties. The 2018 Proprietary Red Wine reveals a ruby hue as well as a pretty, elegant, medium-bodied style that carries plenty of redcurrant fruit, sappy herbs, green tobacco, and spring flower notes. I love its balance, and this charmer has an almost Pinot Noir-like texture, yet offers plenty of structure as well. It should evolve for at least a decade.

A dark cerise color offering an array of fruit and spice aromas; bright cherry, red raspberry, baked cassis, and plum followed by notes of anise, baking spices, garrigue and cherry cola. The palate is soft and plush with fine-grained tannins offering beautiful acidity and structure. The finish is long and silky with flavors of candied plum, tamarind, brown sugar and molasses. ~winery notes

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.

The origins of David Arthur Vineyards and the Long Family Ranch date back to when the Long family started visiting the Napa Valley in the 1950s. Don Long, a butcher by trade owned a small grocery store in Portola Valley, near Stanford University and had long been interested in the California wine country. With a keen eye for business opportunities, Don began steadily investing in Napa Valley real estate leading to the acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres atop Pritchard Hill in St. Helena, California. Dons youngest son, David Arthur, founded the winery with his then wife, Joye Dale, in 1985 with the purchase of 30 French oak barrels. David and Joyes daughter, Laura Long, now works side by side with her father running the day-to-day operations of the winery and vineyards.
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