Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California> Napa Valley> Coombsville.
Notes: 411 cases produced, approx. 20 months in French oak.
Description: Arietta is an 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 that would lend its terroir and character to produce great 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 predecessor. Perfectly ripe fruit, and the particular soil and exposure to sun produce a sensationally seductive and expressive wine.