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
When Tom purchased the 1870’s era winery in 1972 he established himself as a pioneer of mountainside wineries. At the time, there were only approximately 2 dozen wineries in operation in the whole of Napa Valley and he saw the potential of mountain vineyards to produce wines that evoke the French concept of terroir: that the grapes, and thus wines, should reflect the vineyard’s soil, exposure, and overall micro-climate.
Currently we grow eight varieties at our three vineyards with the best site-specific methods, which allows us to produce consistency in the style of wines we produce.
Winemaker Kelly Woods
Brought up in the pastoral community of Santa Maria on California’s Central Coast, Kelly Woods chose to build upon her agricultural roots and follow a career in viticulture through the world famous UC Davis School of Viticulture and Enology.
Kelly’s winemaking career has seen her at Seavey, Bryant Family, and Sequoia Grove wineries in the Napa Valley as well as further afield in New Zealand. She manages all aspects of winemaking - be it in the cellar, lab, or out in the field. Kelly’s strong sensory skills and broad knowledge of wine styles have brought Burgess an enhanced focus on objective and precision in our wine-making.