2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 55




Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • The absolute apex of Arietta’s Cabernet Sauvignon program, directed by winemaker Andy Erickson
  • Drawn from the best of the four barrels selected for Arietta’s top Cabernet Sauvignon, 88 Keys
  • 100% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from Arietta’s 1.7-acre block in the heart of the Coombsville nested appellation
  • Aging 28 months in 100% new French oak

We inaugurated the Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon 88 Keys program in the 2010 vintage to explore the boundaries of aromatic breadth and depth without over ripeness in cooler climate Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coombsville nested appellation. We limit production to the four best barrels. For this Premiere Napa Valley wine, Arietta "Concertmaster" 2018, before bottling we isolated and tweaked a quarter barrel, giving it the leadership position in the Arietta orchestra.

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.

KV Mart

4240 Silverado Trail
Napa  CA  94558


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Raymond Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Masquerade 21
Krupp Brothers 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Doctor's Orders 18
Boeschen Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 16
Heitz Wine Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 15
Long Meadow Ranch Winery 2008 Petite Sirah Rutherford Spice Rack 14
Soñador Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dream Weaver 14
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