Arietta On the White Keys Artists’ Reserve Reviews

2017

Lemon confit, apricot jam, mint, chamomile and light honeyed notes all run through the 2017 Artists Reserve On The White Keys – Arietta’s top white. The 2017 is beautifully resonant and plush. It preserves plenty of its signature character with a bit more acidity than in the past, which is certainly a positive. – Antonio Galloni (January 2020) 93 points

2016

The 2016 On the White Keys Artist’s Reserve, Arietta’s top white, is terrific. Apricot, chamomile, light honey, mint and a dollop of French oak fill out the wine’s generous frame effortlessly. This is an especially powerful, imposing white, and yet all the elements are deftly woven together. – Antonio Galloni (January 2020) 93 points

2015

A rich, lush wine, the 2015 On The White Keys Artists’ Reserve captures all the intensity of the vintage plus the natural richness that develops from the additional 8-10 months the wine spends in barrel. Orange blossom, honey, crème brûlée, chamomile and apricot jam add to the wine’s decidedly extroverted feel. The 2015 is a big wine, but it is also impeccably balanced. – Antonio Galloni (January 2018) 94 points

2014

The 2014 On The White Keys Artists’ Reserve is rich, creamy and expressive. The higher percentage of Sémillon adds breadth, but like the straight On The  White Keys, the Artists’ Reserve stands out for its textural richness and depth. – Antonio Galloni (May 2017) 92 points

2011

Bright, pale yellow. More obvious oak on the nose than the “regular” On the White Keys but also quite vibrant, with a scent of mandarin orange complemented by resin, smoke and vanilla nuances. More backward and serious too, thanks to a penetrating vein of acidity; a step up in texture and depth. Less fruity in the midpalate today but finishes with an explosion of citrus fruits.  – Steven Tanzer (May 2012) 94 points

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