Arietta Quartet Napa Valley 2018

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California
WE 95
AG 92
JD 92
JS 91
WA 90
14.9% ABV
Item # 339902

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$69.95

750ml
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95 points/'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "This blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot into a cohesive whole of complex structure and grace. Cedar, pencil shavings, iron and crushed rock provide a savory foundation complemented by lush richness in the form of dense blueberry, dark chocolate and nutmeg. Enjoy best from 2028–2035. Alcohol 14.9%. (Dec 2020)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Red Blend Quartet is plump, juicy and forward, all of which make it an absolute joy to taste now. Black cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, spice and licorice flesh out in this succulent red blend from Arietta. Bright floral notes and a kick of red fruit liven up the finish. Drink: 2020-2028. (Jan 2021)"

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Functioning as the second wine of this estate, the 2018 Red Blend Quartet checks in as 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and the remaining 1% Petit Verdot. Lots of red and black fruits, leafy herbs, spring flowers, and sandalwood notes emerge from the glass, and on the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied and has a supple, elegant, seamless texture as well as nicely integrated acidity and just a great finish. It’s undeniably delicious today yet should evolve gracefully for 10-15 years in cold cellars. Drink: 2021-2036. (1/27/21)"

91 points James Suckling: "Blue fruit with some bark and ash undertones on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with tight tannins and a medium finish. Shows leanness and firmness at the end. 51% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 24% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Drink or hold. (1/27/21)"

90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Quartet offers up expressive scents of stewed plums, warm cassis, boysenberries and blackberry preserves with hints of sautéed herbs, spice cake and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a racy backbone and rounded tannins that support the baked berry flavors, finishing on a savory, dried herbs note. Drink: 2020-2030. (Nov 2020)"
95 points/'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "This blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot into a cohesive whole of complex structure and grace. Cedar, pencil shavings, iron and crushed rock provide a savory foundation complemented by lush richness in the form of dense blueberry, dark chocolate and nutmeg. Enjoy best from 2028–2035. Alcohol 14.9%. (Dec 2020)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Red Blend Quartet is plump, juicy and forward, all of which make it an absolute joy to taste now. Black cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, spice and licorice flesh out in this succulent red blend from Arietta. Bright floral notes and a kick of red fruit liven up the finish. Drink: 2020-2028. (Jan 2021)"

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Functioning as the second wine of this estate, the 2018 Red Blend Quartet checks in as 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and the remaining 1% Petit Verdot. Lots of red and black fruits, leafy herbs, spring flowers, and sandalwood notes emerge from the glass, and on the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied and has a supple, elegant, seamless texture as well as nicely integrated acidity and just a great finish. It’s undeniably delicious today yet should evolve gracefully for 10-15 years in cold cellars. Drink: 2021-2036. (1/27/21)"

91 points James Suckling: "Blue fruit with some bark and ash undertones on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with tight tannins and a medium finish. Shows leanness and firmness at the end. 51% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 24% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Drink or hold. (1/27/21)"

90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Quartet offers up expressive scents of stewed plums, warm cassis, boysenberries and blackberry preserves with hints of sautéed herbs, spice cake and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a racy backbone and rounded tannins that support the baked berry flavors, finishing on a savory, dried herbs note. Drink: 2020-2030. (Nov 2020)"
Product SKU 339902
Producer Arietta
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
ABV 14.9%
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