13-Arietta-HudsonVineyardHBlock-NapaValley-1996

Arietta, Hudson Vineyard H Block 1996

RRP £110

Any red other than Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly unusual in the near-monoculture of Napa. This Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend from Oakville has bright red cherry fruit on the nose; the palate is powerful (you do feel the alcohol) and evolved, with lots of bright fruit going gamey now. It’s a good, big, hearty wine, not elegant but you can imagine it holding its own against venison or boar; theu heat of the alcohol reduces its interest.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.1%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2025

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Napa tasting recommendations

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere, Dave Allen, Romain Bourger, Alistair Viner

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