(2009 Vintage) Notes of red currants, raspberry, licorice, and toasty oak provide a completely satisfying experience, even at this early stage in the wine's life. The high fruit tones provided by the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are supported by the richer, darker aromas and flavors of Merlot and Petit Verdot, and together give the Arietta Quartet 2009 superb balance, rich texture, a broad spectrum of aromas and flavors, and a lingering finish.
90 ST 89 RP loved this-juicy, great mouth feel, great bouquet. would get again. 2008 Arietta Quartet Red Blend The four-part harmony in the 2008 Quartet offers forward aromas of sweet blueberry, raspberry and Christmas spices. It displays powerful elegance and intense texture with terrific lift and energy. Roasting espresso beans, mature blackberry, black raspberry and currant interplay on the palate. A hint of mineral and cedar present a soft entry that reaches its crescendo as the wine achieves a long and graceful finish. The Cabernet component brings masculine power and minerality, while the Cab Franc ignites the exotic side, bringing feminine red fruits and a core of black cherry. The Quartet finishes with a flourish of Merlot and Petit Verdot. The Quartet naturally sits first chair at a meal, beautifully complementing a range of light and rich fare. Enjoy it with your first course and more substantial entrées.
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