2015 Firestone Vineyard Clone 174 Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2015 Syrah is deep ruby red in color and displays bold aromas of dark red featuring ripe Santa Rosa plum. Its robust mouthfeel and intense flavor profile provides excellent structure followed by a silky smooth chalky tannin note.
Food Pairing Notes
The elegant finish is rounded out by an assortment of dried herb elements including fresh oregano and sage notes making this wine a perfect pairing with a roasted leg of lamb.
93% Syrah , 7% Chardonnay
Santa Ynez Valley
20 months in Fre nch, Hungarian and American oak, 25% new
December 11, 201 7
The 2015 vintage experienced above average temperatures and a small amount of rainfall. Despite the lack of rainfall, the development of the fruit was ideal. Bud break began a few weeks early and very few frost incidents led to a slightly earlier bloom. June was sunny and warm followed by warmer than average July and August months. We harvested the fruit August 25th - October 15th, 2015 in cool temperatures to ensure cold fruit at pressing.
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.