- Aratas is produced in Carneros. They crush at the state of the art NAPA GREEN winery, Cuvaison. Tastings are hosted in the cellar at the winery or on their idyllic property at Calistoga Ranch.
- Produces 1,500-1,800 cases annually, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Petite Sirah.
Since Aratas’ first vintage, they have remained steadfast to their focus on Petite Sirah. Its history is compelling and as one of the American Heritage grapes it is one of the founding Fathers of the American wine industry and deserves the resurgent attention and popularity of late.
2012 Napa Valley Petite Sirah
- 100% Petite Sirah, Clone 3
- 1,800 cases produced
- Aged 30 months in new Hungarian oak
This is the 5th vintage for Aratas Wine, Napa Valley’s producer dedicated to the American Heritage Grape. The 2012 Napa Valley Petite Sirah is grown on the valley floor in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. This limited production premium Petite Sirah is produced by Winemaker Matt Sunseri and Vintner, Stephanie Douglas.
Terrific mineral details and refined tannins. A dark and opulent color in the glass, the wine has a powerful nose of white pepper, dark cocoa, blackberry. The palate is focused with crisp and captivating flavors of ripe blackberry cobbler, cassis and black cardamom, and finished with black tea and Li hing mui plum.