2005 Arietta - H Block Hudson Vineyard 3.0L

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WA 94   IWC 94   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 2005 H Block, which is 100% from the Hudson Vineyard, is a co-fermented blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. This is one of the finest I have tasted from Fritz Hatton, and it has put on considerable weight since I had it last year. An exceptional nose of white chocolate, espresso, tobacco leaf, and raspberries, in addition to red currants and even blacker fruits, are present in this complex wine, which is fragrant, medium to full-bodied, and seamlessly textured. It is a beautiful, highly nuanced, strikingly elegant wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($150) Good deep ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, mocha, minerals, milk chocolate and nutty oak, lifted by sexy spices. Rich, luscious and creamy, with terrific weight in the mouth. Wonderfully supple and mouthcoating wine with smooth, sweet tannins and excellent persistence. This wine is based on 80% cabernet franc, the highest percentage since Arietta's outstanding 1997 red blend, which was indistinguishable from a topnotch St. Emilion when I last tasted it a year ago.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Sage, violet, white chocolate, and some anise. Very full bodied with nice rounded edges. This would do with a few more years of ageing.

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Average rating: 94, based on 3 reviews
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1 bottles owned by 1 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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