Arietta Variation One

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 41728

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Primary Grape: Shiraz | All Grapes: 70% Syrah, 30% Merlot

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Critical Acclaim

VN94 Vinous Dec 2014

"Another rich, extroverted wine, the 2012 Variation One jumps from the glass with exuberant blue and black stone fruit, herbs and new leather. The blend of Syrah and Merlot works beautifully here. Powerful, explosive and enveloping, the Variation One will offer a wide window of pure drinking pleasure over the next 10–15 years. There is so much to like here." (94 pts.)

ST92+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014

"Bright, full ruby. Black raspberry, tar and earth on the expressive nose. Plush and chewy, even a bit youthfully muscular, with a distinctly savory quality to the raspberry and smoke flavors. Not a particularly gamey style of syrah. Very long and saline on the sweet, ripely tannic finish. A powerful wine in the making. There was no 2011 version as the Hudson Vineyard syrah was ruined by the cold, humid summer and harvest rainfall." (92–95 pts.)


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More Information
SKU 41728
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Arietta Variation One
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Napa Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Arietta
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 70% Syrah, 30% Merlot
Primary Grape Shiraz
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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