2011 David Arthur Meritaggio

SuperTuscan Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2022
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • whybuyone Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 20, 2014 - Excellent blend. 70% cabernet sauvignon but the blend of other grapes completely takes the cab edge off the palate. Drinks more like a lighter bordeaux to me. Not a hint of acidity. Great on the nose. A little pricey but David Arthur's wines regularly score in the 90s so it's to be expected.

  • TwoSmoochies wrote: (88 points)

    October 7, 2014 - heavily oaked, uneven after significant aeration.

  • rustyRudy wrote: (92 points)

    September 6, 2014 - Garnet. Spice, cherries and cedar on the nose. Small glass from wine store tasting machine . Good balance, red cherries, mineral, hint of tobacco with a nice balance overall. The Sangiovase predominates in the tasting profile. Would do well with grilled meat or pasta.

  • MC2 Wines wrote: (89 points)

    September 17, 2013 - Winorama with a surprise (engagement)!; 9/15/2013-9/18/2013 (Napa Valley California): 2011 was such a tough year and apparently hit the Sangiovese quite a bit so this blend was a bit different than the past with quite a few blending grapes and a strong cab influence. It's more of a herbaceous wine, a touch green - but not in a bad way, can taste a bit of peppers. Comes across as a bit more old world to me and a bit less fruit forward, but still a nice wine that felt like it needed some lighter meat (maybe chicken or pork).

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer David Arthur
  • Varietal SuperTuscan Blend
  • Designation Meritaggio
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 227 (87%)
  • Consumed 33 (13%)

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