2016 ARIETTA QUARTET PROPRIETARY RED

$68.00

Harmonious is the first word that comes to mind when tasting Arietta’s Quartet. The wine brings together four Bordeaux varietals in a way that perfectly complements, supports, and defines one-another. The blend was composed by Andy Erickson, who made Screaming Eagle from ’05 – ’10, and he also makes Mayacamas, which just ranked #2 in the recent Wine Spectator Top 100. With 95 Points and a spot on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100, don’t miss this vintage of Arietta Quartet.

Arietta built this superior blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc around a core of Coombsville fruit that’s paired with carefully chosen sites in Carneros and Calistoga. The 2016 benefits from two new Cabernet Vineyards in Southern Napa that are both managed by one of Napa Valley’s top viticulturists, Mike Wolf.

The 2016 was finely tuned for 22 months in oak and made its entrance from one of Napa Valley’s most exceptional vintages, and one that the Wine Spectator ranks as the highest-rated vintage since 1997. If you’re looking for a stunningly complex and deeply hedonistic blend to add to your cellar, this one is absolutely singing.

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2016 ARIETTA QUARTET
PROPRIETARY RED, NAPA VALLEY
Compares: $80-$100/btl
Your Price: $68/btl

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WINE ENTHUSIAST | 95 POINTS:

Tasting Notes from Wine Enthusiast, “Winemaker Andy Erickson coaxes beautiful fruit and structure from this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, many of the grapes from Coombsville and Carneros. Juicy and weighty on the palate in blackberry and blueberry, it offers firm integrated tannin and undeniable elegance, with lovely teases of dried herb, graphite and exotic spice.” Editors’ Choice, #48 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019, WINE ENTHUSIAST 95 POINTS

ROBERT PARKER | 94 POINTS:

Tasting Notes from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “The 2016 Quartet is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep purple-black in color, it features youthful, vivacious black and red currants notions with an undercurrent of black plums, mulberries, Indian spices and fragrant earth plus wafts of tobacco and new leather. Full-bodied and laden with decadent black fruit and spicy layers, it has a velvety backbone and long spicy finish.” WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS

I highly recommend a case for fans of the BEST NAPA RED WINES UNDER 80: Compares to Napa Valley Red Wines that cost twice as much, and tastes like an $80-$100 bottle. Made by the World-Famous Winemaker ANDY ERICKSON. It’s Everything we Love about Wine!

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