Now, for the “piece de resistance!” Arietta’s 25th Anniversary Hudson Red Wines from the magical 2019 Napa vintage. This is Arietta’s most important offering of the year. After the generous and grand 2018 vintage, it was difficult to imagine anything better, but this may be it.
The difference is in the energy of the 2019s, which have not just depth but the backbone and vibrancy to suggest long aging potential. What incredibly good fortune to have such a marvelous set of wines to offer as we celebrate Arietta’s 25th harvest! A commemorative medallion adorns all Arietta labels produced in this vintage.
This offer includes Arietta’s original wine, the Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards, first produced in 1996. Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards, first produced in 1998, and Arietta Red Wine Variation One, created in the 2000 vintage, complete the portfolio of the Arietta Hudson wines. We invite you t0 purchase these wines here.
These “Bordeaux Right Bank” styled wines defined Arietta from the beginning as offering traditionally made alternatives to Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Our key allies in this effort have been Lee Hudson and his winegrowing team, and the terroir of the Hudson Ranch, superbly suited to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.
Just as important to our efforts is Arietta’s longtime winemaking team, led by Andy Erickson, assisted by Patrick Nyeholt. Their experience with our well-chosen vineyard blocks has allowed us to push the envelope every year toward our ideal of wine which, like the great Arietta movement of Beethoven’s last piano sonata, elevates us to a state of exaltation.
Unless you request otherwise, we will ship these Arietta wines beginning the week of October 25. Happy 25th Harvest Season!
Fritz Hatton and Caren Frutig Hatton, Proprietors