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2006 Arietta Variation One

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 70215-2006

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$85.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($100; 55% syrah and 45% merlot, co-fermented) Good full medium ruby. Wild aromas of black raspberry, game, smoke and gravel. Lush and sweet, with the gamey quality joined by chocolate and roasted herbs on the very ripe palate. Finishes with substantial fine-grained tannins. Big and rich but fresh: winemaker Andy Erickson told me he uses the merlot |to tame and freshen the syrah, and to lower the wine's pH.|
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Firm, complex and full-bodied, with spicy, peppery wild berry flavors that walk the line of balance without wavering, ending with firm, dry tannins. Ends with a nice burst of grapey berry fruit and mineral and then some creamy oak. Syrah and Merlot. 500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The blend of 55-60% Syrah and the rest Merlot is called Variation One (450-500 cases produced). The dense purple-hued 2006 Variation One exhibits notes of asphalt, chocolate, blackberries, and forest floor, and an extravagantly rich, full-bodied style with none of the noticeable tannin found in some of the other 2006s. This broad, savory, complex wine should provide provocative drinking over the next 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    vERY GOOD BLEND, MOSTLY SHIRAZ. GREAT DEPTH AND STRUCTURE FOR LONG HAUL. ITS STILL SOME TANNIC BUT HAS ALL THE RAW MATERIALS FOR GREAT EVOLUTION AND GAIN COMPLEXITY WITHIN NEXT 5 YRS AND FURTHER.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 95

    with Lamb: excellent, berry aromas and fine tannins
    Drink Dates: 3/13/16
    Author: O-Jazz
Not quite a newcomer, in terms of the powers behind it, Arietta was founded in 1996 as a partnership between renowned winemaker John Kongsgaard, his wife Maggy, and wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton. The Hudson Ranch (Napa/Carneros) provides the mostly Cabernet Franc of H Block and the Merlot and Syrah of Variation One. Make sure to try some of their first foray into the realm of white On The White Keys which is made from hillside Sauvignon Blanc and old vine Semillon.

See other similar producers:Tamber Bey Vineyards,Hartwell Estate,Scholium Project

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 240 bottles owned
  • 49 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 49 collectors)