Firestone Vineyard Riesling Central Coast 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes Only extraordinary vintages bless us with enough botrytis to make this Late Harvest Riesling at our estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. This famed "noble rot" emerges late in the harvest season, intensifying fruit flavor and sugar for the crafting of a luscious, nectar-like wine. The vintage begins with enchanting aromas of honey, orange blossom and dried apricot. A rich, luxurious texture unfolds with flavors of peach, apricot, mango and citrus. A warm sweetness is balanced by firm acidity for a long, clean finish. Enjoy this wine with light desserts, fresh fruit or as a dessert unto itself.

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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: Nicolaus Bauer
74017223
4.50 5
02/05/2009

This was one of the first wines I tasted with my girlfriend on our CA trip in 2008. We got a personal winery tour and talked to the winemaker. Firestone is for sure one of the larger wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley with an state of the art production. We tasted different bottle of Firestone but somehow fell in love with this particular one. It is sweet but not too sweet, with some honey and beautiful to drink.


Snooth User: calvinboca
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2.00 5
02/09/2011

Found it boring. Did not display typical riesling traits.


Snooth User: Kathleena28
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4.00 5
03/01/2009

Four glasses



Wine Tasting Notes Only extraordinary vintages bless us with enough botrytis to make this Late Harvest Riesling at our estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. This famed "noble rot" emerges late in the harvest season, intensifying fruit flavor and sugar for the crafting of a luscious, nectar-like wine. The vintage begins with enchanting aromas of honey, orange blossom and dried apricot. A rich, luxurious texture unfolds with flavors of peach, apricot, mango and citrus. A warm sweetness is balanced by firm acidity for a long, clean finish. Enjoy this wine with light desserts, fresh fruit or as a dessert unto itself.

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