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Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A screaming deal on delicious 90-point Central Coast Cab.

Stock up with this Editors' Choice pick for under $15!
Ratings:
  • 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
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WineShopper Notes

Here's a screaming deal on a delicious Central Coast Cabernet - a 90-point Editors' Choice winner I scooped up when the price was right and can pass along to WineShopper members for just $14.99. Firestone makes some seriously good wines, grown in low-yield soils for maximum concentration. You can definitely pop and pour the 2009 Cabernet right away, but it will also mature beautifully for a few years in the cellar.

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer

Critical Acclaim

90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
"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

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Alcohol by volume: 13.9%


About Firestone

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 in Los Olivos, as well as the Firestone tasting room in Paso Robles. Bill has continued 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 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.