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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 118529)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2008 Estate Cabernet is a great example of the vintage and our site in the Santa Ynez Valley. The moderate temperatures 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 nose is bold and generous with cassis, vanilla, dusty spice, cedar, tobacco, orange zest, clove and toffee. The palate is lush, juicy and balanced thanks to underlying tannins that add grip to the finish.

Serve with grilled steak or roasted leg of lamb.

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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 Vineyard was Santa Barbara County’s first estate winery. In September 2007, Bill Foley acquired the Firestone winery and 380 vineyard acres in Los Olivos, as well as the Firestone tasting room in Paso Robles. Bill has continued the Firestone tradition in striving for the very best in vineyard management and cutting edge winemaking discipline. The vineyard focuses on optimal physiological balance in the vines yielding wines that are brightly flavored, crisp and delicious. Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah vineyards are located on a series of mesas that have gravelly sub-soils, ideally oriented for perfect exposure.