Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 114645
  • W&S90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The estate vineyard has a long, successful history with Chardonnay. The wines tend to possess excellent concentration without losing their structural integrity. The key aromas and flavors in our 2009 include Fuji apples, citrus, pineapple, butter, warm toast and vanilla. The finish is crisp and lingering. The combination of intensity and freshness make this a good companion to roasted chicken, baked fish or young cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"This opens round and toasty, presenting green fig and sweet pineapple flavors that run through a rainwater-fresh finish. It closes on the stony savor of a pebble in the mouth, the fruit ending tart and firm. A wine to buy by the case and serve with grilled head-on shrimp, langoustines or other fruits de mer. This is the first vintage made by Paul Warson, who had been at Trefethen before coming to Firestone in 2009."
90 Points

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foodchik - Dinuba, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/27/2013)
I normally love Santa Ynez, but this was awful. I tried the second bottle and it was just as bad. Not sure if I just did not like it or there was something wrong the wine. Oh well...
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Learn About Firestone

Firestone Vineyard specializes in expressive high-quality wines from estate and select vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Long considered a destination for visitors to Santa Barbara County's wine country, Firestone produces an array of Bordeaux-influenced wines in competitively-priced categories. Founded in 1972 by Leonard and Brooks Firestone, Firestone...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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