Arietta “On The White Keys” 2015 (750ml/12)
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 ...New York, New Jersey
The aroma and flavor descriptors for the 2015 On the White Keys are straight out of a citrus orchard. White flowers, orange
blossom, and lemon peel are some of the aromas that jump directly from the bottle upon opening. As the wine opens up, notes
of wet gravel, lemon verbena, and bees wax come into play. On the palate, the wine is mouth watering and expansive, with
the citrus notes taking center stage. Key lime, grapefruit, and Meyer lemon are just a few of the many flavors that take hold.
Vinous MediaThe 2015 On The White Keys is fresh, vibrant and wonderfully nuanced. It is also remarkably delicate and light on its feet for a vintage that generally produced richer, more unctuous wines. Expressive in its aromatics and brisk in feel, the 2015 offers exceptional balance and class. This is a terrific showing. The 35% new oak is very nicely balanced. In 2015, the Sauvignon Blanc is especially pronounced, while there is only 10% Semillon in the blend. – Antonio Galloni (May 2017)