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Firestone Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2008

Member Review by vin0vin0:

Clean and crisp, well balanced with not too much oak or malo. Not overly complex but a great value. Would purchase again.

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Firestone Vineyard:
Founded in 1972 by father and son, Leonard and Brooks Firestone, Firestone Vineyard has enjoyed 35 years of family stewardship. Recently, so that they might concentrate on their burgeoning beer business and smaller Curtis Winery, the Firestone family decided to sell their iconic winery. In doing so, they turned to fellow Santa Barbara vintner Bill Foley (Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery, Linco... Read more
Founded in 1972 by father and son, Leonard and Brooks Firestone, Firestone Vineyard has enjoyed 35 years of family stewardship. Recently, so that they might concentrate on their burgeoning beer business and smaller Curtis Winery, the Firestone family decided to sell their iconic winery. In doing so, they turned to fellow Santa Barbara vintner Bill Foley (Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery, Lincourt Vineyards) as the logical next shepherd for the famous property. As the Firestone’s identified earlier on, Bill, too, recognized Santa Barbara County as the ideal location for the production of world class wines. Bill has vowed to continue 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 Chardonnay, 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. The Firestone Vineyard tasting room offers regular winery tours, delicious wines to sample and an idyllic setting for al fresco picnics. Visit the “new” Firestone Vineyard and experience the vision of hospitality that is shared by Bill Foley and the Firestone Family! Read less

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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2.50 5
06/10/2012

Clean and crisp, well balanced with not too much oak or malo. Not overly complex but a great value. Would purchase again.


Snooth User: Flamefighter
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3.50 5
04/15/2010

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.Received this wine in the March club shipment and reorder a case right away. A lot has changed at Firestone, at least in my opinion, but one thing that hasn’t is how they do Chardonnay. This vintage is as good as any they have put out in the past ten years. Lots of fruit like apples and pears and just a touch of oak. Good clean acidity but no overly so; an outstanding Cal Central Coast Chard that is waiting for chicken dinner or your favorite seafood.



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