Tasted after the other 2015s in this range, the Quartet, Arietta's entry-level offering, does not show a demonstrably significant drop in quality, which is probably the highest compliment I can pay it. Hints of raspberry jam, cedar, smoke and licorice add shades of nuance throughout. What a pretty wine this is.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Quartet opens with a nose of cassis, plums, dried herbs and earth with hints of rare beef and charcoal. Full-bodied, concentrated and earthy in the mouth, it has a lot going for it, but comes across as just a little firm and drying on the finish.
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