2015 Firestone Vineyard The Chairman Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley
Deep ruby red in color, our 2014 Chairman Series Cabernet Sauvignon is perfumed with aromas of black cherry and ripe plum followed by hints of crushed violets and cedar notes. Persuasive, silky tannins round out the palate framing the persistent finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with rosemary braised lamb or balsamic glazed filet minon.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot
Santa Ynez Valley
20 months in French American and Hungarian oak, 25% new
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 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.
Only 489 cases produced