Grapes: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot. Region: USA> California> Napa Valley. Notes: 20 months French Oak (50% new), made by Andy Erickson formerly of Screaming Eagle and Hundred Acre.
Description: Arietta is a super ultra-premium Napa Valley winery, specializing in limited production Bordeaux-style blends. Family owned by famous auctioneer and wine specialist Fritz Hatton and his wife Caren. The history of Arietta is just short of amazing, starting with a partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and consulting viticulturist David Abreu. The goal of working with these two Napa Valley giants were to help Fritz find the perfect place to grow vines for his terroir driven and character rich wines.