The original and flagship wine from Arietta, layers of currants, licorice, baking spice and dried flowers lead into a structured and viscous palate that is both decadent and divine. Inspired by the best of Bordeaux and raised in California sunshine. Sourced exclusively from Lee Hudson’s legendary Carneros vineyard, winemaker Andy Erickson has outdone himself again.
By now you're likely familiar with the Arietta label, which was born out of a friendship/partnership between wine specialist and auctioneer Fritz Hatton and winemaker John Kongsgaard. Both lovers of classical music and classic wines, their inspiration for Arietta is rooted in a special 2.3 acre block of Cabernet Franc on Lee Hudson's iconic Carneros ranch. In 2005 Fritz Hatton and wife Caren bought out the Kongsgaard family's interest in Arietta and brought on former Harlan Estate powerhouse Andy Erickson as winemaker (he's also the man behind Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle, as well). We hope you enjoy their wines as much as we do.