2016 Firestone Vineyard Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley
The pink color of this Rosé, reminiscent of a California sunset, gives a glimpse of what’s to come in this lush, vibrant bottling. Aromas of strawberries, peach and violets make way to the dry, somewhat crisp palate. Flavors of raspberries, strawberries and watermelon dance pleasantly with a refreshing acidity on the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy chilled on a warm afternoon with a light salad, or on its own as an aperitif.
97% Grenache, 2% Syrah , 1% Gewürztraminer
Rosato / Rose
Santa Ynez Valley
August 23 – October 8, 2016
May 10, 2017
2016 was another vintage of both high quality and quantity of fruit. An early bud break in the third week of February and a warm spring led to a slightly earlier bloom. Summer temperatures were mild and warm resulting in a good fruit set and average yields. We harvested all the fruit on August 23 – October 8, 2016 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.