Firestone Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Merlot 2011

Fiery Firestone!

From Santa Barbara County’s first estate winery comes this garnet coloured jewel. The vineyards, located in a self-proclaimed ‘sweet spot’ in the middle of the Santa Rita AVA, are planted on soils of sandy loan and well-draining rock (helping to intensify the flavour and body of the wines!). It’s predominantly Merlot, with a hint of both Cab Sauv and Petit Verdot which help to round it out. The Merlot has done well with age, and we think it’s more than ready to drink now. Think dark, chocolatey plum alongside sweet clove and nutmeg spice. Ripe tannins carry the palate through to be long and lingering, get it before it’s gone!

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