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Arietta 2012 Variation One Red Wine Napa Valley
Arietta 2012 Variation One Red Wine Napa Valley
Arietta 2012 Variation One Red Wine Napa Valley

Arietta Red Wine Variation One is a blend of Merlot and Syrah, also from the Hudson Vineyards. The Syrah, from Hudson's Hermitage selection grown in gravel unusual in the Carneros, is co-fermented with the Merlot to give the blend a wild and penetrating quality. The plum and licorice aromas of Merlot blend imperceptibly with the forest floor, wild game qualities attributable to the Syrah in a wine without antecedent anywhere in the world. Variation One may be served young, especially with wilder dishes, but the powerful, if supple, tannin will support its evolution in bottle for at least ten years.

The majestic, broad-shouldered Arietta Red Wine Variation One 2012 looks as much to the Rhone as it does to Bordeaux for inspiration. In recent vintages we have allowed the Syrah to come forward in the blend and have reduced the percentage of new oak to 50%. Extraordinarily deep, rich, and long, the Arietta Variation One 2012, softened by the addition of Merlot and the reduced new oak, welcomes enjoyment now.

Type

Red

Varietal

70% Syrah, 30% Merlot

Vintage

2012

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.9%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley

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