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Firestone Vineyard Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2007

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Deep ruby in color with violet glints, our Santa Ynez Valley Syrah has aromas of blackberry, plum and mocha, with undertones of vanilla, black pepper and nutmeg from the oak aging. On the palate, flavors of ripe blackberry and black cherry dominate, with hints of cinnamon, bay leaf and vanilla. The finish lingers with notes of ripe plum and dark chocolate. Smooth, silky tannins and a full body make this Syrah easy to sip on its own, or paired with grilled red meats or dishes including wild mushrooms or bacon.

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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: 10cels
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3.00 5
04/14/2011

Nose is big with cherries and plums. Not as much heat as you would expect. Dark fruits show strength up front. Nice ruby hue, but lacking that vibrancy on the edges. In the palette, bold and concentrated, same dark fruits opening mid palette that were sensed on the noise. This wine has power but not too much finesse. Perfect entry to mid level syrah for those seeking to explore this varietal further. Chewy with nice acid structure and soft tannins on the end.



Deep ruby in color with violet glints, our Santa Ynez Valley Syrah has aromas of blackberry, plum and mocha, with undertones of vanilla, black pepper and nutmeg from the oak aging. On the palate, flavors of ripe blackberry and black cherry dominate, with hints of cinnamon, bay leaf and vanilla. The finish lingers with notes of ripe plum and dark chocolate. Smooth, silky tannins and a full body make this Syrah easy to sip on its own, or paired with grilled red meats or dishes including wild mushrooms or bacon.

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