Winery Notes: "Arietta prides itself on producing European-inspired wines from the cooler climes in Napa Valley. The 2012 Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon, 86% of which was sourced from our two superbly farmed Cabernet blocks in Coombsville, hits the nail on the head. Deep, black-toned aromas of wet gravel, ripe raspberries, and smoldering coals rise up from the glass. On the palate, a coolness, coming from the ample natural acidity, firm tannins, and the fresh fruit profile of the wine, is enticing. There is an intense fruit character, layered with equally compelling notes of slate, wood mulch, cardamom, clove and exotic spices. Firm but beautifully balanced, this wine will age for twenty years or more."