2015 Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2015 Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and inviting. Dark red in color, it begins with mouthwatering aromas of black cherry, anise, violet and cassis. The palate is plush and well-structured showing notes of red fruits, dark plum and a touch of nutmeg. The palate’s firm structure and polished tannins are complemented by lingering hints of vanilla on the finish.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec
Santa Ynez Valley
August 25 – October 15, 2015
15 months in French, Hungarian and American oak, 25% new
June 12, 2017
The 2015 vintage had the warmest temperatures and least amount of rainfall in the winery’s history. Despite the lack of rainfall, the timing of the growth of the vines was perfect. Bud break began in the last week of February, and there were very few incidents of frost which led to a slightly earlier bloom. June was sunny and warm followed by warmer than average July and August months. The grapes were harvested from August 25 – October 15, 2015.
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.