2018 Arietta 'On the White Keys' Carneros

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This Bordeaux styled white blend from Carneros is bright and mouthwatering with a grand and expressive finish. Lemon curd, honeysuckle and cooked apples pair perfectly with brioche in a full-bodied beauty that reads like a top white Bordeaux. 87% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Semillon meld together into an age worthy white.

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.

White Blend
Andy Erickson
10 months
Oak Treatment:
34% New French Oak, 34% Second Use French Oak, 32% Stainless Steel
Total Varietal Composition %:
87% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Semillon
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker Andy Erickson combines 87% Sauvignon Blanc and 13% Sémillon, barrel-fermenting both into this sublime, sophisticated and complex expression of greatness. Sourced from both Sonoma Mountain and Hyde Vineyard, it shows lovely notes of honey, white flower and wet stone, leading to a fresh, lively finish and length of minerality.



The 2018 On The White Keys is bright, precise and wonderfully nuanced. Orange peel, mint, apricot and light tropical notes all develop in the glass in this nuanced Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend. The 2018 stands out for its tension - this is a wine built on precision and total class; it is one of the better vintages I can remember tasting.


James Suckling

This is really like top white Bordeaux with lemon curd, flowers and lightly cooked apples. Honeysuckle. Hints of brioche. Full body. Solid core of fruit. Flavorful finish. A blend of 87% sauvignon blanc and 13% semillon. Can age!