2017 Firestone Vineyard The Chairman Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley
The 2017 Firestone Chairman Series Cabernet Sauvignon is deeply expressive with aromas of cherries, plums, and hints of dried tobacco. Mouthwatering fruit flavors are complemented by soft tannins for a rich and structured finish.
The 2017 vintage began with an early budbreak followed by an extremely mild spring and summer season, perfect conditions for longer hang time and more intense flavor development. Harvest kicked off with our first pick on August 31 and extended to October 27th. All of our fruit is harvested in cool temperatures to ensure cold fruit at pressing.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec,1 %Cabernet Franc
Santa Ynez Valley
22 months in French, American and Hungarian Oak, 30% new
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.