1999 Arietta - Red 750ml

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IWC 93(+?)   Collector 96
1999 Arietta - Red Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

Full ruby. Scented nose of blueberry, graphite, licorice and wild herbs, with a slight medicinal quality I associate with this vintage. Dense, sweet and fat, with superb depth of flavor and compelling sweetness. Finishes with big, tongue-dusting tannins. Less obvious today than the 2000 but this has terrific structure and potential.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: Tusa David
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/14/2010

Average rating: 93, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

183 bottles owned by 60 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

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