David Arthur Vineyards – 2018 Proprietary Red
After nearly forty years of farming grapes on their Pritchard Hill Estate, David Arthur Vineyards announced the launch of their Next Generation wines ~ DAV.
They have created a new, modern wine that represents the bold personality found in each and every bottle of their estate wines. This Bordeaux-style blend allows them to weave together the rich, concentrated elegance and power of our mountain-grown Bordeaux varietals and the best of surrounding vineyards within the Napa Valley wine is aged an average of 20 months in French oak barrels, blended with meticulous care and bottled at their 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.
Offer tasting by appointment only at their St. Helena location. They produce approximately 3,100- 4,800 cases of wine among Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot and Cabernet Franc blends all organically certified in 1986.
Production: 2,200 cases
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal Composition: 63% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petite Verdot (43% Estate -Pritchard Hill)
Harvest Dates: 11, 18, 19, and 24th of October 2018
Barrel Aging: 35% new French oak and 65% 2nd use French oak
Tasting notes: A deep ruby red color offers bright fruit aromas of ripe black cherry, baked plum and notes of cassis, followed by cocoa anise and hints of herb de Provence. The palate is rich, soft and plush with fine grained tannin. The finish is persistent and polished with candied plum, tamarind and baked red cherries.
Aging Potential: Best from 2022-2030