Arietta On the White Keys Artists’ Reserve Reviews


The 2018 On The White Keys Artists Reserve is a Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend that gets ten more months in barrel than the straight On The White Keys. Fresh, vibrant and wonderfully translucent, the 2018 has so much going on. Crushed rocks, slate, tangerine oil, mint and apricot are some of the many aromas and flavors that start to emerge with a bit of air. I would cellar the 2018 for another year or two. It is a gorgeous and distinctive wine in every way. – Antonio Galloni (January 2021) 94 points


The 2017 On The White Keys Artists Reserve shows an extra kick of ripeness and exoticism because of the heat that year. Apricot, butter, ginger, chamomile and light honeyed notes are rich and expansive in the glass. The 2017 is an extrovert, there is no question about that, and yet all the elements are so impeccably balanced.. – Antonio Galloni (January 2021) 94 points


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


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


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