2021 Firestone Vineyard Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley
This wine is an aromatic delight with cherry, citrus, rose, and mandavilla flowers. On the palate, lively red berry characters shine with a smooth body and bright acidity. Enjoy this wine served chilled, with shrimp, lobster, clams, and fresh avocado.
2021 had a minimal amount of rain during the winter, continuing Santa Barbara County's drought. Early bud break and mild spring weather continued into a cool summer. A short heat spike in early August lasted about a week before the mild weather pattern resumed, allowing us to pick each block at the optimum time. Our first pick was September 8th, the earliest in the last 5 years. Harvest was completed October 28th.
48% Merlot, 26% Syrah, 16% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 2% 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 to 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.