(From 2002 Vintage) "A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Arietta made to date, is the 2002 Arietta (equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc). Huge tannin is present along with monstrous extract and richness. Nevertheless, it is an elegant, pure offering displaying the same stunning character as its siblings. Notions of menthol, scorched rocks, mocha, black cherries, cassis, chocolate, and espresso are found in this terrific offering. It will be developed and forward upon release, but will last for 12-15 years. ...
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Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Robert ParkerRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150