Prior Release 2001

Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson 2001. A high toned wine of great verve and pronounced aromatics, with an exciting, expansive finish, from a fine Napa vintage. This is the only time Merlot (60%) has exceeded Cabernet Franc (40%) in the blend. Best to hold a year or two; should evolve for at least five years and hold well thereafter. (650 cases)

Arietta Red Wine Variation One 2001. An exotic, opulent wine redolent of Asian spices, with great depth and length. Also high-toned and forward aromatically, but needs a bit more time to melt the tannins. More Syrah (40%) was added to the Merlot (60%) this year. Best one to five years from now and will hold well thereafter. (550 cases)