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2006 Arietta - Quartet Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 283213-2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($85; 48% merlot, 32% cabernet sauvignon, 16% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot) Good, deep ruby-red. Rather sullen aromas of bitter chocolate, licorice, smoke and menthol. Sweet, layered and deep, with a subtle sweetness to the flavors of blueberry and dark chocolate. Finishes with sweet tannins and an edge of acidity. Impressive for what is essentially this producer's entry-level wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The Pichon Lalande/Palmer-like blend called Quartet (generally 40+% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30-35% Merlot, 15-24% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot) is an intriguing wine. The 2006 Quartet reveals a dark ruby color along with notes of crushed rocks, spring flowers, red and black fruits, medium to full body, and elevated, austere tannins. It should be forgotten for 3-4 years, and drunk over the following 15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2026
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This captures the essence of Bordeaux complexity with Napa style, delivering a complex, compelling mix of spicy herb, dried currant, sage, mineral and tobacco in a full-bodied style and ending with firm, spicy, earthy tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2017
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 4

    Author: tommy

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 201 bottles owned
  • 35 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 35 collectors)