2016 Onesta Syrah


The Syrah is filled with juicy plum and black cherry with a hint of lavender and sage. After some time in the glass the earthy or meaty aromas release giving aromas of graphite and maple smoked bacon. The complexity of this wine comes to fruition on the palate with firm tannins and a velvety long finish. Drink now or save for up to 6 years.

Food Pairing – Roast leg of lamb, grilled pork chops, butternut squash ravioli in brown butter sage sauce, braised short ribs, hard cheeses like aged gouda, and dark chocolate.

Only 25 cases produced



Vineyard Notes:

Golden Vineyards, Mendocino CA – Mendocino is a beautiful growing region for wine grapes; warm days for ripening fruit and cool coastal fog rolls in at night from the rugged North Coast beaches, only 50 miles as the crow flies. Golden Vineyards is home to two ranches in Mendocino county located just east of Hopland, California. The Fairbairn Ranch Syrah vines are rooted in sandy loam soils, planted in 1994. The farming technique is one step beyond Organic – Biodynamic. Biodynamic farming treats the ranch as a whole organism, with mixed agriculture to support a healthy ecosystem and a focus on soil health for vine longevity. Biodynamic farming allows the vines to produce wines with a natural balance and deep expression of the land.


100% Syrah hand harvested in the early morning fog, processed with gentle fruit handling to preserve fruit flavors. Fermented in open top bins with 10% whole cluster fruit imparting a delicate spice to the wine. After fermentation, the Syrah was aged in French oak barrels for 2 years before bottling. This one barrel lot was hand bottled by Yuri and Jillian, making only 25 cases of this very special Syrah.