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Firestone Vineyard Merlot Paso Robles 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Boasts complex aromas of cherry, mocha and nutmeg spice. The palate is round and soft, with supple flavors of black cherry, plum and vanilla that unfold into a long, balanced finish. This Merlot pairs nicely will full-flavored fare such as filet mignon with wild mushrooms, roast pork tenderloin and lamb-stuffed eggplant.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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

External Reviews for Firestone Vineyard Merlot Paso Robles

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/23/2010

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2006 Firestone Merlot Vineyard Select 750ml



<p>This ruby wine has a vibrant nose on account of its long aging process in French oak, consisting of aromas of black cherries, plums, dark chocolate, espresso, and spices. Black cherry and vanilla mocha flavors mix with notes of dark chocolate and coffee to produce a round, rich flavor. A full-bodied wine with great structure.</p>

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