Aratas 2011 Petite Sirah (Napa Valley; $45) Unexpected floral and white pepper aromas contrast the burliness
of Petite Sirah; the palate is concentrated yet lively, with black fruit and firm tannins.
Her shoulder is packed with extra muscle, the backside is stronger, her top line has evened out and the burliness
of her youth has gone.
In my rear view mirror, I saw three men, of such burliness
that light itself bent around them, rush into the street.