Arietta is the name for wines born of a passion for music. The name Arietta, meaning short aria or art song, expresses our belief that all great wines must sing. Both wine & song should “take flight,” in the course of which the qualities of balance, vibrancy, depth, overtones, and complexity resonate and give us a sense of exaltation. Add ANDY ERICKSON, the longtime Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, et al winemaker and you have the keys to success!
Winemaker Andy Erickson’s Notes: “The 2020 vintage produced wines that are bright and pure, with notes of raspberry, vanilla bean, and a surprising mix of pit fruits—apricot, plum, even white peach—wrapped in an envelope of cocoa powder and girded by a strong framework of tannin. The wine has excellent focus and very intense perfume, with all of the above fruits, licorice, and floral notes. A huge win for 2020.”
Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot”
Robert Parker 94 Points: “Deep purple-black in color, it features youthful, vivacious black and red currant 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.”