2019 Firestone Vineyard Barrel Select Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley
Tropical characters of pineapple, citrus blossom and guava are highlighted by underlying toasty brioche, making this wine an enjoyable aperitif or paired with a platter of aged cheeses, nuts and stonefruit spreads.
The 2019 Barrel Select Sauvignon Blanc lies in that desirable sweet spot of bright, refreshing acidity and medium-body, imparted by its 10 months of aging in French oak.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Ynez Valley
10 months in French oak, 15% 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. 2019 had a robust amount of rain during the winter, ending Santa Barbara County's drought. We had early bud break with a mild spring and summer. Our first pick was September 11th. There was a short heat spike in early September which lasted about one week, then we were back to consistent, mild weather again, allowing us to pick each block at the optimum time. The Firestone vineyard was completely picked by November 11th.
400 cases produced