2002 Arietta - Merlot Hudson Vineyard 750ml

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IWC 93-95   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93-95

($75; also from Hudson Vineyard) Saturated medium ruby to the rim. Wild, liqueur-like aromas of currant, tar, menthol, graphite and wild herbs. Lush, creamy and impressively rich, with superb depth of flavor for California merlot. Highly complex flavors of currant, tobacco, iron, graphite and spices ("pencil shavings and rusty nails," offers Kongsgaard). An exceptionally classy merlot that finishes with serious but utterly suave tannins and outstanding persistence.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: againc
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/06/2011
Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Saturated medium ruby to the rim. Wild liqueur-like aromas of currant, tar, menthol, graphite and wild herbs. Lush, creamy and impressively rich, with superb depth of flavor for California merlot. Highly complex flavors of currant, tobacco, iron, graphite and spices ("pencil shavings and rusty nails," offers Kongsgaard). An exceptionally classy merlot that finishes with serious but utterly suave tannins and outstanding persisitance. RP

Average rating: 95, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

368 bottles owned by 117 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.

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

Wine Varietal: Merlot


Merlot shares many of the same profile descriptors as Cabernet Sauvignon including plum, blackberry, chocolate and mocha. Bordeaux's Right Bank, such as in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, is the traditional home to this red grape, but it is grown all over the world. Merlot is either bottled on its own or is blended with other red grapes.

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