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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 1997
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 1997
(search item no. 851)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 1997 Chardonnay is rich and lush, with toasty oak and leesy tones framing a cascade of pineapple and pear flavors. It is perhaps the most complex and aromatic Chardonnay since our 1989 vintage. Enjoy this wine with grilled fish accompanied by tropical fruit salsa, veal sauted in garlic and herbs, cold roast chicken, or shrimp salad.
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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.