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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 2009
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 114645)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

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.
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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.