2020 Firestone Vineyard Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley
The 2020 Firestone Vineyard Rosé expresses aromas of cherry, citrus, rose and Mandevilla flowers. The palate further reveals these red fruit characters, complemented by bright acidity.
2020 was a notably drier than usual year for Santa Ynez Valley. Bud break began in March and mild temperatures carried through spring and summer with the exception of short heat spikes occurring in late June, August and mid September. With the return of mild weather, we were able to pick each block at the optimal time. Harvest began September 3 and finished November 3.
50% Merlot , 44% Grüner Veltliner, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Gewürztraminer
Rosato / Rose
Santa Ynez Valley
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.