LIMITED 2012 “Veneration” Red Blend- Library
Limited bottling. The first blend produced by Aratas Wine demonstrates the softer style of Petite Sirah. This Petite Sirah/ Syrah blend pays homage to Petite’s noble Father, the great Hermitage Syrah from the Rhone region of France. $40 (750ml) 14.9% Alc./Vol. This wine is available direct from the winery only.
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The first red blend for Aratas Wine. The Veneration gives homage to the noble heritage of Petite Sirah in a proprietary blend which reunites the American Heritage varietal we are known for along with its Patriarch, the Rhone noble Syrah. As Aratas Wine is a new world wine from the Napa Valley California’s first designated viticulture area, it is only fitting the wine is a blend from all of our best sites planted along the valley floor and those gripping the steep volcanic hillsides. The wine was created to show a softer side of Petite Sirah.
This exuberant wine was fermented on native yeasts, aged for 23 months in 1 -3 year Hungarian and French oak barrels then bottled ufiltered and un-fined.
The 2012 Veneration has the pantone of saturated claret and the aromas of ripe boysenberry, fig, salumi, cured duck and the subtle earthiness of tarragon and pulled annuals at the end of the dry season. Richly opulent with a somewhat juicy texture with subdued tannins, for a Petite based wine. This full-bodied offering envelops the palate in luscious, lingering red plum and violet along with layers of baking spices.
“Best Wines of the Year”, “GOLD” Sunset Magazine Int’l Wine Competition
“Gold Medal” American Fine Wine Awards
88 Points-Wine Spectator
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