2017 Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley
Deep ruby in color, our 2017 Cabernet Franc expresses aromas of roasted spiced plum, tobacco and toasted brioche. On the palate, it is juicy and bright with flavors of red fruit, premium oak and balanced acidity.
The 2017 vintage began with an early bud break followed by an extremely mild spring and summer season, perfect conditions for longer hang time and more intense flavor development. Harvest kicked off with our first pick on August 31 and extended to October 27th. All of our fruit is harvested in cool temperatures to ensure cold fruit at pressing.
100% Cabernet Franc
Santa Ynez Valley
22 months in French, American and Hungarian Oak, 30% new
The Santa Ynez Valley is located just two hours north of Los Angeles and five hours south of San Francisco, adjacent the cold Pacific Ocean. With the greatest concentration of wineries in Santa Barbara County - roughly 18% of its total land planted to vineyards - it is among the favorite weekend destinations for wine aficionados in the Central Coast region.