Henry Herman Burfeind or “Heine” was big-hearted and generous with a kind word and pleasant greeting for everyone in town. Our “Long Row” Petite was grown by a local grower with the same attributes. Julio Covarrubias’ big heart and dedication to the vineyard is notable in this wine. Anyone looking for a big-bodied Petite will receive a pleasant greeting with generous amounts of dark fruit and a mile long finish.
The Long Row produces wines of extreme depth and complexity. And they say Petite Sirah is a brute, the east to west orientation of this single “long-row” of Petite Sirah is trademarked in sheer beauty. Full Bodied and complex, open and bottle and watch it evolve from a gritty purple to a soft a supple sipper. Take a page out of Heine’s playbook- sit-back, relax and enjoy with grilled meats and great friends.
Casa De Vinas is our site when it comes to Petite Sirah. We have never had any reason to search elsewhere as the wines deliver on every level. The Long Row runs perpendicular to the rest of the vineyard and spans the entire south property line running east and west. We started segregating this fruit in 2012 and bottling it on its own. The wines are highlighted by big blueberry flavors but with vibrant acidity.
The fruit was brought into the winery and destemmed into open top bins. Half of the lot went Native and the other half was fermented with D254. The lots were pressed together and barreled down into primarily second use American oak barrels and underwent spontaneous ML conversion. The wine was aged in barrel for 16 months before 4 barrels from the lot were chosen to create this wine.
Wine TypeRed Wine
Varietal Composition100% Petite Sirah
2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition