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2016 Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley Image

2016 Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley

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Expresses aromas of roasted spiced plum, tobacco and toasted brioche. On the palate, a balanced composition of red fruit flavors, premium oak and acidity make for an enticing wine, start to finish.

Winemaker Notes
This wine expresses aromas of roasted spiced plum, tobacco and toasted brioche. On the palate, a balanced composition of red fruit flavors, premium oak and acidity make for an enticing wine, start to finish.
Composition
61% Merlot, 19% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 8% Riesling, 2% Petit Verdot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Date
August 23 - October 7, 2016
Acid
7.2 g/L
pH
3.67
Aging
13 months in French, American and Hungarian oak, 20% new
Bottling Date
February 2019
Alcohol %
14.90
Production Notes
2016 was another vintage of both high quality and quantity of fruit. We had early bud break, which began in the third week of February, and a warm spring that led to slightly earlier bloom. Summer temperatures were mild and warm resulting in good fruit set and average yields. We harvested all the fruit on August 23 - October 7, 2016 - the earliest harvest to date - in cool temperatures to ensure cold fruit at pressing.
Vineyard Notes
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.