2010 Napa Valley Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah •Estate Vineyards
California: Napa Valley
This wine is real
Today’s Burgess Cellars 2010 Napa Valley Petite Sirah marks a welcome return to TWS for one of our favorite wineries. This family owned and operated gem of a winery has been one of our top sellers over these past 7+ years, and with good reason: their wines are delicious!
Today’s wine was crafted from fruit grown in the Burgess Estate Vineyard. The Burgess Family gently nurtures each and every row in their namesake vineyard, giving it the upmost care and attention, which results in some amazing fruit come harvest time. The fact that this vineyard is over 130 years old and continues to produce such astounding fruit is a testament to the level of dedication that Burgess brings to their winemaking process.
There is only a handful of cases remaining of today’s wine, so please act fast!
Inky, dark scarlet.
Lively and aromatic, with fresh blackberry and boysenberry abutting allspice, vanilla bean, sweet tobacco leaf, smoky toasted oak, and a touch of fresh mint coming from Howell Mountain fruit.
A serious wine with some seriously deep flavors. Jammy notes of dark plum and blackberry mingle with dark chocolate, freshly tilled earth, smoky aged cigar bar, rosemary, and subtle vanilla.
Very classic in style, this elegant Petite Sirah is driven by structure and lovely grippy tannins. Best decanted.
Ribeye, prepared with a dry herbal rub, and finished with homemade herbal butter.
What the Winery Says
This Petite Sirah was grown in two locations: One on the Eastern-side of Howell Mountain off Ink Grade Road, the other just south of Yountville in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. By blending grapes from these two areas, the wine is fashioned after a mid-Rhone style wine. Fermentation took place under a relatively high aeration system which helps build complexity and retains purity of the flavors. The wine was aged in approximately 40% French oak barrels and 60% American oak to build complex flavors.
- Kelly Woods
- Napa Valley, California
- Estate Vineyards
- 100% Petite Sirah
- Aged in 40% French and 60% American oak
About the Winery
Tom Burgess arrived in the Napa Valley in 1972 when the landscape was vastly different. At that time there were only about two dozen wineries in operation. Napa was by no means the center of California wine it is today. Tom sensed a great potential in the wild and rural land and chose it to pursue his dream of opening a family winery. He was a pioneer because prohibition (1920-1933) had destroyed the Napa wine business and America’s food and wine culture. Tom bought a small mountain-side winery which had been homesteaded in the 1870’s. With many trips to the hardware store and much labor of love the family transformed it into Burgess Cellars. Since 1972 the Burgess Family has worked to realize their vision – to create the very best estate grown grapes and produce unique handcrafted wines that are true complements to the food and wine concept that Tom fell in love with in the 60’s while in Europe.
The French concept of terroir is at the heart of Burgess Cellars’ winemaking process.The Burgess Family follows the belief that in order to produce quality wine, the varietals planted must match the vineyard’s soil composition, sun and wind exposure, and overall micro-climate.
Burgess Cellars produces wines out of three distinct vineyard sites. Our flagship wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, thrives on the western slopes of Howell Mountain at the winery location. On the valley floor, in the Oak Knoll District, sits Triere® Vineyard, which produces our award-winning Merlot. Our Syrah comes out of the vineyard which is located on the eastern side of Howell Mountain off Ink Grade Road. Currently, we grow eight varieties at our three vineyards with the best site-specific methods. Our consistency and ability to maintain style every year is due to this dedicated concept of only growing our grape varietals where they grow best.