Arietta "Quartet" Napa Valley Red 2018
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and 24% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months, this is a generous but serious wine from the musically inspired Arietta winery (Andy Erikson makes the wine). An upfront, giving nose of smoke, black fruits, oak, freshly ground coffee, pepper, tarragon, and dark chocolate leads on to a palate with chewy tannins and juicy acidity. A big, dry, and dense but very balanced Napa blend.