2001 Arietta - H Block Hudson Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($75; a 60/40 blend of cabernet franc and merlot; this and the Variation One are from Hudson Vineyard fruit) Good saturated ruby-red. Explosive, highly nuanced aromas of currant, dried rose, tobacco, brown sugar, espresso and mint. Silky, lush, dense and penetrating, with uncommon lift in the middle palate. Captivating flavors of currant, spice cake, tobacco and earth. A red blend in a Right Bank style, with superb definition and snap. Finishes very long and juicy, with firm but thoroughly ripe tannins. This should gain in bottle for a decade or more.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The opaque purple-colored 2001 Arietta (60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc) was very closed when I tasted it. Tightly wound, with dense, full-bodied notes of black fruits, charcoal, smoke, earth, and pain grille, it is big and rich, but tight, structured, and backward. Give it 3-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 12-15. I do not believe it will ever achieve the aromatic complexity exhibited by the 2000.

Drink Dates: 2006-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/01/2014
Drink Dates:
Really smooth and tasty. Only had one glass. Small sample, but good!

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

429 bottles owned by 109 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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