Arietta

H Block Hudson Vineyards Cabernet Franc Merlot

9.2149 ratings
9.242 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Hi there, shall we light incense and put flowers in our hair and think deep thoughts while eating various herbal pastes upon roasting meat? I don’t actually quite remember what roasting meat tastes like but I’ve smelled it and this steak has a good deal of pepper and aforementioned herbal paste. Licorice for dessert. This wine is sensual and a little mysterious much like my soul aspires to be. Excuse me. I’m going to go light a candle.

Hi there, shall we light incense and put flowers in our hair and think deep thoughts while eating various herbal pastes upon roasting meat? I don’t actually quite remember what roasting meat tastes like but I’ve smelled it and this steak has a good deal of pepper and aforementioned herbal paste. Licorice for dessert. This wine is sensual and a little mysterious much like my soul aspires to be. Excuse me. I’m going to go light a candle.

Aug 18th, 2019
Joe Lucca

Sensual nose; campfire, pen ink, roasted herbs, jerky, toasted oak, blueberry tart, cooked blackberries, Asian spices, puff pastry. The palate is nicely layered. All the same flavors of the nose along with red currants, bramble berry, and white pepper. In a really nice place right now.

Sensual nose; campfire, pen ink, roasted herbs, jerky, toasted oak, blueberry tart, cooked blackberries, Asian spices, puff pastry. The palate is nicely layered. All the same flavors of the nose along with red currants, bramble berry, and white pepper. In a really nice place right now.

Feb 17th, 2019
Phillip Cooper

Yum...!! Showing beautifully... probably should have laid it down for a few more years, but glad I didn’t. It’s singing now.

Yum...!! Showing beautifully... probably should have laid it down for a few more years, but glad I didn’t. It’s singing now.

Apr 25th, 2018
David L

14’ If you choose to enjoy this anytime soon a double decanting would be wise. Love to open a bottle in 5 years.

14’ If you choose to enjoy this anytime soon a double decanting would be wise. Love to open a bottle in 5 years.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Eric Oldfield

Eric had this 4 years ago

Eric had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Robin Gerber

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9.6

Old vine cab franc blended with a small amount of merlot. Gorgeous!

Old vine cab franc blended with a small amount of merlot. Gorgeous!

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Jalepeno, green olive, minerality, saline,spice, raspberry and strawberry. M-acid, m tannin, M alc and body. Saline, savory, chocolate, coffee, black fruit and minerality. Long lingering finish.

Jalepeno, green olive, minerality, saline,spice, raspberry and strawberry. M-acid, m tannin, M alc and body. Saline, savory, chocolate, coffee, black fruit and minerality. Long lingering finish.

Feb 29th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Fresh mint, jalepeno, herbaceous, savory, bacon, plum and black cherry. M- acid, m body and tannin. Black fruit, baking spice, minerality, and fresh herbs. Long finish and lots of structure.

Fresh mint, jalepeno, herbaceous, savory, bacon, plum and black cherry. M- acid, m body and tannin. Black fruit, baking spice, minerality, and fresh herbs. Long finish and lots of structure.

Feb 29th, 2016
Julia Weinberg

This is an inarguably great wine. And all the more impressive to me that it is stylistically not my typical leanings. Serious power, depth, balance - still so young - and I'll be damned if this wine isn't mindblowing in 10 years. Bravo @Fritz Hatton

This is an inarguably great wine. And all the more impressive to me that it is stylistically not my typical leanings. Serious power, depth, balance - still so young - and I'll be damned if this wine isn't mindblowing in 10 years. Bravo @Fritz Hatton

Feb 20th, 2016
Drew Dodson

2001

2001

Dec 20th, 2015