Arietta Hudson Vineyards Merlot 2016 (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 wine from 2016 showcases the strength of this great terroir, presenting the full spectrum of Merlot character. Notes of blue and black fruits dance with aromas of baking spices, coca, pot de creme and graphite. On the palate the combination of fresh acidity and rounded but structured tannins in palpable. This wine is a reminder of just how impressive Merlot can be when grown on the right soils.