Review 2011 Aratas “Shake Ridge Ranch” Petite 92 points

Aratás 2011 Shake Ridge Ranch Petite Sirah (Amador County)
92 Points. Limited availability.

This full-bodied wine has a big impact on the palate due to smoky, meaty flavors, very firm tannins and an overall huge personality. It starts with aromas of charcoal and charred oak, goes to ripe, rich but not sweet fruit flavors, and finishes with all that grip as well as lingering smoky nuances.
[Issue Feb.1, 2017] Sample was provided to The Wine Enthusiast upon request. Visit to read more…