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Firestone - Santa Ynez Valley- Merlot

Firestone - Santa Ynez Valley- Merlot 2015

  • Blend Cabernet Sauvignon
    99% Merlot
    Petit Verdot
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • UPC 0 82915 00102 0
  • Blend Cabernet Sauvignon
    99% Merlot
    Petit Verdot
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • UPC 0 82915 00102 0
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Item# 72023-15

Estate

Founded in 1972, Firestone was the first major estate winery to sink roots in the Santa Ynez Valley. The winery’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, a mere 26 miles to the west, ensures a relatively mild and arid climate throughout the year. The moderate weather and complex, rocky soils make this a perfect setting for our 340 acres of Bordeaux, Rhone and Burgundian varieties.

Tasting Notes

Garnet in color, aromas of ripe dark plum and cherry lead into the palate of raspberry, clove and nutmeg. A hint of vanilla and cocoa mingle pleasantly with structured tannins on the long finish

Vinification

Produced fruit of high quality and quantity. An earlier that average bud break began in the last week of February, and a warm spring led to an early bloom and fruit set. Few incidents of frost and a warmer than average summer allowed the grapes to ripen at anoptimal pace. We harvested the fruit from August 25 – October 15, 2014.