A rich deep red color with rose-pink edging from the Sangiovese shows lifted fruit aromas of strawberry-cherry and rhubarb pie followed by candied spices of toffee, vanilla bean and sandalwood/toasted oak. The palate is sweet, lush and polished with fine grained tannins that offer flavors of tamarind, plum and finishes with a clean chalk like minerality.
David Arthur Meritaggio
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 celebrates 25 years of winemaking.