The 2009 Estate Cabernet is a great example of the vintage
and our site in the Santa Ynez Valley. The moderate
temperatures and lack of rainfall coupled with our low-vigor
soils and well-exposed terrain created a wine that is ripe,
elegant and quite complex. The nose is generous with cassis,
plum, vanilla, dusty spice, cedar, tobacco, clove and toffee.
The palate is lush, juicy and balanced, with underlying
tannins that add grip to the finish.
Except for being just a bit linear, this is a really good Cabernet for the price. It offers rich blackberry, black currant liqueur, anise and cedar flavors that are wrapped into firm tannins. This balance is really impressive. It's thorwing some sediment already, so decant it. Editors' Choice
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... View More