Firestone Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Merlot 750ml
Average rainfall coupled with a windy spring set the stage for a long, cool summer. True summer heat didn’t arrive until late August, but lasted through early October. Moderate vine vigor led to below-average fruit yields allowing for the development of highly concentrated flavors.
The Merlot for this wine comes from several vineyard blocks on our estate, each with a unique soil structure, trellising style and microclimate. It is this diversity that allows us to create a more compelling final blend. Aromas of cherry, red currant, licorice and smokey oak waft from the glass and are met by soft tannins and a lush texture on the palate.Composition: 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon