2015 Onesta Petite Syrah

$40.00

Filled with blackberry, juicy plum, and hints of dark chocolate and mocha. The extraordinary flavors from the fruit, medium acidity and the oak barrel spice come together with layers of complexity. This full-bodied Petite has a smooth texture with a firm tannin backbone that will keep this wine drinking youthful over the next 10 years.

Food Pairing – Peppercorn crusted filet mignon, rosemary & garlic grilled lamb, braised short ribs, chili con carne, polenta & spicy Italian sausage, chocolate cake.

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Only 50 cases produced

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Vineyard Notes:

Guarino Vineyard, Calistoga CA – Small 8-acre vineyard in Calistoga at the base of the Palisades. Sustainable farming keeps the almost 20 year old vines healthy and in balance with the site. Cool air from the mountains protect and temper the vines on warm days, creating concentration and deep color. An exceptional site for Petite Syrah.

Vinification:

100% Petite Syrah fruit hand picked in the cool morning hours, and processed with gentle handling to ensure preservation of fruit flavors. We destem and ferment in half-ton open top tanks, with gentle extraction over a 3-week period from cold soak to extended maceration. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 18 months.