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Arietta H Block Hudson Vineyards Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Arietta

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2001 Vintage) Good saturated ruby-red. Explosive, highly nuanced aromas of currant, dried rose, tobacco, brown sugar, espresso and mint. Silky, lush, dense and penetrating, with uncommon lift in the middle palate. ...

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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 114, May/June 2004 ($75; a 60/40 blend of cabernet franc and merlot; this and the Variation One are from Hudson Vineyard fruit) Good saturated ruby-red. Explosive, highly nuanced aromas of currant, dried rose, tobacco, brown sugar, espresso and mint. Silky, lush, dense and penetrating, with uncommon lift in the middle palate. Captivating flavors of currant, spice cake, tobacco and earth. A red blend in a Right...
  • Robert Parker
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/03
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 108, May/June 2003 ($75; a blend of 50% cabernet franc and 50% merlot; both the H Block and Variation One are from Hudson Vineyard fruit) Full red-ruby. Explosively aromatic nose melds blueberry, cassis, red cherry, violet, minerals, brown sugar and a tobacco leaf note suggestive of a Cohiba robusto. Very intense and densely packed, with urgent, penetrating red berry, bitter chocolate, mineral and rose petal f...