Arietta Quartet 2017 | Andy Erickson’s Mouthwatering 93 point Red Blend
Arietta Quartet 2017 comes from an absolutely riveting vintage in Napa. So, this impressive entry-level wine from Arietta shows all the passion and skill Andy Erickson brought to Screaming Eagle. While harmonious from start to finish with impeccable balance. The bouquet is floral and savory in turn, swirling around a ripe plum core. Hence, this hedonistic delight just sings in the glass and demands a spot in your lineup
94 Wine Advocate | The Arietta Quartet 2017 offers lots of blackberries and ripe berries. Wild fruit. Turns to fresh leather. While full-bodied and firm with very tight yet velvety tannins. Long and flavorful with a dry end to it all. Fun. Drink or hold.
Arietta’s wines grace the luminary wine lists of Michelin-starred restaurants like Per Se, The Modern, Jean-Georges, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, The French Laundry, and The Restaurant at Meadowood Napa Valley—to name just a few.
Founded in 1996 by music-loving friends Fritz and Caren Hatton and John and Maggy Kongsgaard. First, the Arietta wines earned instant recognition for their balance, elegance, and expressiveness. Erickson took the winemaking reins in 2005. Robert Parker counts himself a fan, calling them “powerful,” and “authoritative,” while Antonio Galloni adds “fabulous,” “absolutely gorgeous,” and Stephen Tanzer declares them “always splendid.”
Winemaker Andy Erickson
While a list of the perfect 100-point and near-perfect critical scores that Winemaker Andy Erickson has received in his career would take up an entire page. As a winemaker, my goal is to highlight the character of each of the unique vineyard sites where I work. While I am fortunate to travel and work with wineries around the world. Yet I feel lucky to call Napa my home.