Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Arietta Estate

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Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Region: California> Napa Valley> Coombsville. Notes: 411 cases produced, approx. 20 months in French oak, Andy Erickson is the winemaker (formerly of Screaming Eagle and Hundred Acre).

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Description: Arietta is a super ultra-premium Napa Valley winery specializing in limited production Bordeaux-style blends. Family owned by the famous auctioneer and wine specialist Fritz Hatton and his wife Caren. The history of Arietta is nothing 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 is to help Fritz find the perfect place to grow vines for his terroir-driven character-rich wines.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is currently farmed on lower Howell Mountain by Andy Erickson (Sixth vintage as Arietta’s winemaker), The meticulous practices employed by Abreu are still being used today by his successor. Perfectly ripe fruit, the particular soil, and the sun exposure produce a sensationally seductive and expressive wine.

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