Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards 2006
Sourced from the oldest vines on Lee Hudson’s storied vineyard in the Carneros appellation of Napa Valley, the Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards consistently showcases the best that this noble variety has to offer. The coolness of the nearby bay, in combination with the deep but well-drained gravelly clay soils, makes the Hudson site ideal for ripening Merlot in the Napa Valley.
The fabulous 2006 vintage was particularly kind to Merlot. The superb quality along with the quantity (2.2 tons to the acre!) of the Merlot from Arietta’s naturally shy bearing N Block on the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros afforded us the opportunity to produce the first Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards since the 2002 vintage. The flavors of minerals interwoven with dazzling black berry fruits make for a surprisingly complex wine unlike any other Merlot produced in California.
Blend: 100% Merlot
Fruit Sources: 100% Hudson Vineyard, Carneros
Production: 300 cases
Price: $100 per bottle