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Sunday, February 13, 2011

2007 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon

This Napa Valley wine is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.  I've become a big fan of Petit Verdot lately and I love how it blends with other varietals.  The Petit Verdot helps produce a memorable dark purple color that extends to the edge.  Dark spices, blackberry, cassis, black currant and earth are predominant in this complex wine.  The mouth is a medium bodied and very focused wine of blackberry, anise, minerals and dried spices that have a flicker of licorice and dark espresso.  The medium firm tannins give way to a sexy and velvety smooth finish.  Wonderful example of a Napa Valley Cabernet with an old world feel.

Score:  93

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