46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, & 4% Petit Verdot
The nose offers aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries freshly picked in the heat of afternoon sun, with nuances of flint and cherry cola. On the palate, the Arietta Quartet suggests red plum, blackberry cordial, cocoa, black licorice, supported by persistent, silky tannins from the already well integrated French oak. The Cabernet Franc in the blend arrives at the finish to provide hints of Provencal herbs.
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The least expensive wine, the 2014 Proprietary Red Quartet, a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, is a wonderfully juicy wine showing plenty of cherries, blackcurrants, spice, supple tannins and a whiff of oak in the background. The wine is round and borderline opulent, but elegant, complex and already offering charming and seductive drinking. The color is deep ruby, plum/purple. This is a quintessentially elegant wine that can be found in Northern California and certainly Fritz Hatton has done it. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. These wines come from well-known auctioneer Fritz Hatton and are all relatively intriguing blends for the most part. (RP) (12/2016)
90 points James Suckling
Dried berries and walnuts with hints of spices follow through to a medium body, a solid core of fruit on the center palate and light tannins. Blend of mostly cab and merlot. Drink now. (5/2017)