…By invitation only, Double-Gold honors a wine when every judge agrees. “Double Gold” 2013 Aratas Shake Ridge Ranch
If God invented a better food pairing than petite sirah and steely ribeye, she has not yet revealed it to me.
"All Things Agrarian"
“Editor’s Pick” “Top Rhones from California” Aratas Napa Valley Petite Sirah
Millennials are searching for wines with character and authenticity. Petite Sirah is a rare gem on many lists; its elusive allure captures those in search of something genuine and intrinsically all-American. Those who strive to be unique are searching for wines like Petite.
VintnerAratas WineryNapa, CA
The highest rating I’ve ever given a Petite Sirah
Difficult decision… from 2700 wines… “Best in Class” goes to Aratas 2016 Petite Sirah – 99Pts
“This well-made wine showcases the variety well… concentrated and structured” “Editor’s Pick”
The Aratás wines are dark and seductive, with sensuous textures that nevertheless feel built for the cellar.
"Napa Valley's Petite Conversion"
“Best of Class” “Best in the West”
Sunset International Wine Competition2014-2017, 2020 and 2022
2018 American Masters of Petite Sirah