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2019 Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley

2019 Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley

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This wine opens with inviting aromas of cherry, plum, black tea, and a hint of tobacco. Rich, succulent fruit flavors are supported by soft tannin and balanced acidity. The wine finishes long with rich, toasty oak lingering on the palate.

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.

Winemaker Notes

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.

Composition

90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Acid
4.9 g/L
pH
3.74
Alcohol %
14.9

Vineyard Notes

Founded in 1972, Firestone was the first major estate winery to sink roots in Santa Barbara County. The winery’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, a mere 26 miles to the west, ensures a relatively mild and arid climate throughout the year, making it an ideal setting for our estate vineyards planted to Bordeaux, Rhône and Burgundian varieties.

Production

542 cases