Hudson Vineyard H Block

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

UK Stockist

The Vineyard Cellars

Global Stockist

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