I gave this wine a score of 94 in November of 2009, and it has improved to a lights out beauty. Drinking this just puts a smile on your face. Killer st emilion nose of exotic spice with an earthy feel. In the mouth, complex rich fruit and terrior that lasts thru the finish with soft tannins.
Drank along side 2000 Figeac at RSVP in Cornwal Ct, and frankly it was not fair to the Arietta, because the Figeac was lights out. However it is a nice california blend, balanced with interesting herbal and dark fruit notes. Nose was odd, hard to describe.