2012 David Arthur Chardonnay


2012 David Arthur Chardonnay

$49.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Carpe Vino has been doing business with David Arthur Winery for at least a decade, and owner David Long presided over one of our most successful winemaker dinners (back in the day when we hosted such events).  Here’s a bit of background from the winery web site:

“The history of David Arthur Vineyards and the Long Family in the Napa Valley reaches back a half-century to the 1950s. At that time, Don Long began steadily investing in land on Pritchard Hill. He owned a small grocery business in Menlo Park, and had long been interested in the California wine industry. His vision and commitment to build a legacy and business for his family led to the acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres.  Nearly two decades later, in the late 1970s, that vision came to fruition when his son David began planting vines on the property.  In 2007, David’s daughter Laura joined the family business to run the daily operations. Today, two generations work together to continue the family tradition at David Arthur Vineyards. With the release of the 2010 vintage, the Long Family celebrated 25 years of winemaking.”

Winery Tasting Notes:  A light pale straw color with green hues offers bright aromas of gravenstein apple, pineapple and guava, followed by stone fruit, lightly toasted oak and filberts. The palate is broad and expansive throughout with a subtle briny minerality. The finish is persistent with flavors of Asian pear, white figs and baked apple. Best from 2014 to 2020.

Blend:  100% chardonnay

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