2019 Firestone Vineyard Riesling, Santa Barbara
This wine expresses aromas of honeysuckle, citrus blossom and green tea. The palate further expresses these citrus notes with lemon tart characters, accentuated by a bright and lively acidity.
95% Riesling, 5% Gewürztraminer
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.
Santa Barbara County 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.