2015 Firestone Vineyard Proximity Twenty Six Cabernet Sauvignon, SYV
This 2015 Proximity 26 Cabernet Sauvignon fills the glass with a deep crimson color. Aromas of blackberry, cassis and dark roast coffee release with each swirl. The palate boasts powerful flavors of black cherry and vanilla which are further defined by the richness and weight of the tannins. The rich flavors and impressive structure are neatly tied up on the finish with lingering spice tones of nutmeg and allspice.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 9% Merlot
Santa Ynez Valley
17 months in Hungarian and American oak, 34% new
We harvested our grapes September 17th - October 14th, 2015. After harvest, the grapes were fermented in small open-tops using native and cultured yeast strains. Each lot was blended or lightly egg-white fined to remove green tannins. Small amounts of Petit Verdot and Merlot were included to add depth, structure and complexity. After aging 17 months in 34% new Hungarian and American oak barrels, the wine was bottled.
Our vineyards are located beyond the mountains north of the town of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley. The climate here ranges from cool in the western areas nearer the ocean to warm in the east where the higher ground and coastal hills offer protection from the cold maritime winds. In addition to being 26 miles from the ocean, our vineyards sit nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, putting them well above the morning fog that regularly blankets lower lying sites. The additional hours of sunshine coupled with our extremely long growing season make this an exceptional wine producing region.