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Arietta On The White Keys Artists' Reserve 2015

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CWA98

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Price: $89.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Classic” 98 Points
This is a delightfully luscious, mouth-watering, and exotic new white wine; guaranteed to impress for a refreshing happy hour or pairing with a wide array of menus! It's also the most uniquely creamy and delicious Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend we’ve discovered as it enjoys extended aging (rare for a S.B.) in new French oak . This is a one-of-a-kind bottling that possesses tremendous depth and sumptuous flavors including apricot, guava, key lime pie and white tea. The finish offers a harmonious balance between honeysuckle, citrus (ripe grapefruit) and an array of spices to tingle the palate to savor now through 2023.” - California Wine Advisors 

BACKGROUND
Arietta, an ultra-premium Napa winery specializing in limited production Bordeaux-style blends, is owned by wine specialist and auctioneer Fritz Hatton and his wife Caren. One of America’s most celebrated winemakers, Andy Erickson, crafts the Arietta wines from carefully chosen blocks in the cooler climates of Napa Valley. The Arietta wine portfolio currently consists of four red wines— H Block Hudson, Variation One, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Quartet—and one white wine, On The White Keys.

The Hattons founded Arietta in 1996 in partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and his wife Maggy. The partnership was born of a shared passion for fine wine and classical music. The vinous inspiration for Arietta was an extraordinary 2.3-acre block of Cabernet Franc on the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros. The fruit from this block of Cabernet Franc serves as the core of the Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards. The Arietta project grew with the selection of additional superb blocks of Merlot and Syrah on the Hudson Ranch, which made possible the addition of two wines to the Arietta portfolio: Arietta Red Wine Variation One, an innovative blend of Merlot and Syrah, and Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards, produced only in selected vintages. Winemaker Andy Erickson is most famous for his 2007 Screaming Eagle release (rated ‘Perfect 100” points by Robert Parker) which now trades for more than $4,000 per bottle. Erickson has since crafted numerous Cabernets rated 99 – 100 points for iconic Napa wineries such as Dalla Valle, Ovid and a plethora of others. In addition, Andy and his affable bride Annie bottle small quantities of a delicious boutique Cabernet under their Favia label.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Classic” 98 Points
This is a delightfully luscious, mouth-watering, and exotic new white wine; guaranteed to impress for a refreshing happy hour or pairing with a wide array of menus! It's also the most uniquely creamy and delicious Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend we’ve discovered as it enjoys extended aging (rare for a S.B.) in new French oak . This is a one-of-a-kind bottling that possesses tremendous depth and sumptuous flavors including apricot, guava, key lime pie and white tea. The finish offers a harmonious balance between honeysuckle, citrus (ripe grapefruit) and an array of spices to tingle the palate to savor now through 2023.” - California Wine Advisors 

BACKGROUND
Arietta, an ultra-premium Napa winery specializing in limited production Bordeaux-style blends, is owned by wine specialist and auctioneer Fritz Hatton and his wife Caren. One of America’s most celebrated winemakers, Andy Erickson, crafts the Arietta wines from carefully chosen blocks in the cooler climates of Napa Valley. The Arietta wine portfolio currently consists of four red wines— H Block Hudson, Variation One, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Quartet—and one white wine, On The White Keys.

The Hattons founded Arietta in 1996 in partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and his wife Maggy. The partnership was born of a shared passion for fine wine and classical music. The vinous inspiration for Arietta was an extraordinary 2.3-acre block of Cabernet Franc on the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros. The fruit from this block of Cabernet Franc serves as the core of the Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards. The Arietta project grew with the selection of additional superb blocks of Merlot and Syrah on the Hudson Ranch, which made possible the addition of two wines to the Arietta portfolio: Arietta Red Wine Variation One, an innovative blend of Merlot and Syrah, and Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards, produced only in selected vintages. Winemaker Andy Erickson is most famous for his 2007 Screaming Eagle release (rated ‘Perfect 100” points by Robert Parker) which now trades for more than $4,000 per bottle. Erickson has since crafted numerous Cabernets rated 99 – 100 points for iconic Napa wineries such as Dalla Valle, Ovid and a plethora of others. In addition, Andy and his affable bride Annie bottle small quantities of a delicious boutique Cabernet under their Favia label.

Winery Arietta

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley