A fantastic top Napa Merlot from Arietta and former Screaming Eagle winemaker Andy Erickson. Limited. 95 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Vineyard Arietta's 2012 Merlot emerges from the oldest vines on Lee Hudson's vineyard in Carneros. A dark, super-expressive wine, the Merlot is endowed with serious depth, power and structure. Brambly red fruit, smoke, tobacco and grilled herbs emerge from a surprisingly big, structured wine that should drink well for many, many years."