Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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32 Ratings
Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine Description

The nose is generous with cassis, plum, vanilla, dusty spice, cedar, tobacco, clove and toffee. The palate is lush, juicy and balanced, with underlying tannins that add grip to the finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2009 Estate Cabernet is a great example of the vintage and our site in the Santa Ynez Valley. The moderatetemperatures and lack of rainfall coupled with our low-vigor soils and well-exposed terrain created a wine that is ripe,elegant and quite complex. The wine aged in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. 35% of these barrels were new, with another 25% seeing 1-year of use, and the remaining 40% being 2-years old.

The nose is generous with cassis, plum, vanilla, dusty spice, cedar, tobacco, clove and toffee. The palate is lush, juicy and balanced, with underlying tannins that add grip to the finish.

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    Full bodied with flavors of vanilla and spice. Smooth tannins.

    over 1 year
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/95
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/94
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/90