The David Arthur Vineyards Elevation 1147 is their premiere wine made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in their vineyard block planted at an elevation of 1,147 feet. This particular block consistently produces great fruit, so they decided to bottle it separately. The wine is very friendly right from the beginning, and the Cabernet is smooth, sexy and supple with backbone and structure to age.
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Elevation 1147 is going to require serious patience. It boasts stunning depth and power, but very much in the context of the house style, which is to say the Elevation 1147 remains a wine of exquisite elegance and finesse. This dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon caresses every corner of the palate with layers of beautifully delineated fruit. The 2010 is an exceptionally polished wine loaded with potential. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030.
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: From a single block of Clone 8 cabernet sauvignon, which Zacherle says retains acidity): Deep, saturated ruby. Brooding and profound aromas of cassis, blackberry, bitter chocolate and menthol, along with a whiff of rusty nails, all lifted by a violet topnote. Very rich, dense and generous; plusher than the Old Vine bottling, showing a restrained sweetness. Here there's more depth of material to support the wine's backbone, and the tannins make their presence felt later. This makes the Old Vine seem imploded by comparison.