2015 Firestone Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2015 Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay offers vibrant aromas of Fuji apple, citrus zest, stone fruit and vanilla. The aromas are complemented by a full, lush palate of toasted oak, bread dough and caramel. This Chardonnay possesses a bright acidity and fullness while still maintaining a soft, round finish.
Santa Ynez Valley
September 4th–15th, 2015
9 months in French oak, 11% new
August 12, 2016
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 September 4th–15th, 2015.