2016 Firestone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc is 100% estate grown. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to capture the inherent characteristics of the varietal, this wine is bright and fruit-forward. Crisp and refreshing flavors of grapefruit, lemon, lime zest, and pineapple lead into a subtle minerality for a pleasant finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Ynez Valley
August 23, 2016
May 3, 2017
2016 was another 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 on August 23, 2016 - the earliest harvest to date - 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.