The Deputy

Petite Sirah

The story of our founder is as long as it is colorful.

One of California's first sheriffs, Agoston Haraszthy was elected the Sheriff of San Diego County in 1850. He built the first jail and served two exciting years before moving north to pursue "purple gold" and the perfect terroir for fine wines. He found it in Sonoma County where he established Buena Vista Winery in 1857.

This wine is also available to purchase by the case through our Custom Label Program.

Tasting Notes

Dark and intense purple berry.


A bouquet of bright raspberry and blackberry aromas with a note of graphite. 


Dark fruit flavors continue through to the palate with layers of blackberry, baked black cherry pie, dark cocoa and dry figs. Well-balanced acid and plush tannins lead to a long, satisfying finish.

Vintage Notes: 

It is our founders' legacy that inspired this wine and the work of sheriffs everywhere that we honor with its release. We are proud to bring you this delicious 20I8 The Deputy Petite Sirah - A Boisset Collection exclusive crafted by Jean-Charles and our Buena Vista winemaking team.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: Petite Sirah
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.58
  • Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops, Hearty Beef Stew w/Garden Vegetables, Hungarian Goulash
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses