2012 Arietta "H Block" Red Blend

2012 Arietta "H Block" Red Blend

Wine Advocate 94pts: "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. (RP)"


Vinous 94pts: "Mocha, red plums, spices and new leather meld together in the 2012 H Block, Arietta's Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend. Soft, textured and silky on the palate, the 2012 impresses for its depth and creamy, resonant personality. This is another winner from Arietta. Texturally, the H Block is a bit softer in its contours than the Merlot. (AG)"


IWC 90-92pts: "(62% cabernet franc and 38% merlot): Deep, bright medium ruby. Currant, fresh herbs, cedar and a medicinal quality on the slightly syrupy nose; smells important! At once plush and backward, with strong harmonious acidity buffering the wine's underlying sweetness and giving the middle palate a weightless quality. Very rich but classically dry blend, finishing with substantial horizontal tannins and terrific aromatic persistence."

  • Vintage:2012
  • Country:United States
Price: $150.00
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Producer's Notes: "The Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson, first produced in the 1996 vintage, is Arietta’s original and flagship wine. It continues to distinguish itself from almost all other Bordeaux style blends in its focus on Cabernet Franc as the dominant varietal in the blend. Co-fermenting the brilliant, highly aromatic H Block Cabernet Franc with Merlot from the H Block’s neighbor, the Hudson I Block, adds lushness to the texture and flavor and makes the blend as seamless as possible."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 750ml
Region Napa Valley
Sub Region Carneros
Department US Other Red
Varietal Red Blend
Designation Hudson Block
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