2012 Arietta H Block Hudson Vineyard

"The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend H Block is a St-Emilion look-alike blend of 62% Cabernet Franc and 38% Merlot. It boasts a dense purple color as well as an inner-core of gorgeously sweet and fragrant notes of blackcurrants, blueberries and mulberries, striking elegance and precision, and serious intensity as well as length. Give it several more years of bottle age to develop more nuances, and drink it over the following 15-20 years. It could turn out to merit an even higher score. From well-known auctioneer and musician, Fritz Hatton, and his wife, Caren, the Arietta offerings are always among the more interesting and singular from Napa Valley." [+]