2016 Firestone Vineyard Reserve Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley
Our Reserve Syrah is known for its robust mouthfeel and intense flavor profile. With aromas of spice, white pepper, tobacco, and beef carpaccio, its balanced tannins and acid make it perfect for pairing with strong, salty cheese
Santa Ynez Valley
20 Months in French, American and Hungarian Oak, 15% New
2016 was a vintage of both high quality and quantity of fruit. We had an 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 a good fruit set and average yields. We harvested all the fruit between August 23 - October 8, 2016. Our earliest harvest to date.
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.
683 Cases Produced