Arietta

One Eleven
2017 Merlot
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 37
Vintage

2017

Arietta

One Eleven

Merlot
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Single-block, single-vineyard Merlot from one of the finest sites in Napa: Hudson I Block
  • Barrel selection from the three barrels chosen for Arietta’s new Reserve Merlot program
  • From vines planted in 1986, now at peak performance
  • Aging in 100% new French oak for 24 months—four months longer than other Arietta red wines

Our "One Eleven" wine is drawn from the finest of the three barrels selected for Arietta's new "Artists' Reserve" Merlot program. The grapes are sourced from one of the finest Merlot blocks in all of Napa: the I Block on Lee Hudson's Ranch in the Los Carneros nested appellation. This fully mature block, planted in 1986, produces Merlot with extraordinary density and rich, chewy tannins. Holding the promise of a long evolution in bottle. Aged in 100 percent new French oak barrels for 24 months.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Andy Erickson

Winemaker, Arietta

Winemaker, Andy Erickson

Andy Erickson, Arietta's winemaker, is one of the most accomplished winemakers of his generation. After working at wineries in Napa and South America, he earned his Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis, in 2000. Prior to joining Arietta in 2005, Erickson worked for Harlan Estate as assistant winemaker, and for Staglin as winemaker. Erickson’s first project for Arietta was the development of its first-ever white wine, Arietta On The White Keys. Erickson assumed control of winemaking at Arietta with the 2006 vintage. Erickson also makes wine for Favia, Dalla Valle, Ovid and Dancing Hares.

Country born: United States

Education: MS, Enology, UC Davis 2000

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My goal is to highlight the character of each of the unique vineyard sites with which I work.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Arietta 2017 Merlot Napa Valley One Eleven 23
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Viader Vineyards & Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley A1 Block 23
Honig Vineyard & Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Campbell Hillside Cabernet 22
O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery 2016 Red Wine Howell Mountain Best of the Bordeaux Blenders 22
Paradigm Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 22
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