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2013 Firestone Vineyard Merlot, Santa Ynez Valley

2013 Firestone Vineyard Merlot, Santa Ynez Valley

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Captivating aromas and flavors of black cherries, violets, sweet oak, cola and vanilla are complemented by soft tannins in this full-bodied Merlot.

Winemaker Notes
The fruit for this Merlot comes from several vineyard blocks on our estate, each with a unique soil structure, trellising style and microclimate. It is this diversity that allows us to create an exceptional final wine. Captivating aromas and flavors of black cherries, violets, sweet oak, cola and vanilla are complemented by soft tannins in this full-bodied Merlot.
Food Pairing Notes
2013 MERLOT, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY Paired with Garlic & Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb, Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Brussel Sprouts. This Merlot is a truly amazing composite of black berries and dark cherries alongside high floral tones. The Garlic & Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb fuses brilliantly with the wine’s notes of cocoa, wet tobacco and vanilla. The elevated fruit notes & delicate touches of dried herbs compliment the Goat Cheese Polenta and Roasted Brussel Sprouts. –Robert Smith, Master Sommelier
Composition
84% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.84
Aging
13 months in French, Hungarian, and American oak, 29% new
Bottling Date
June 4, 2015
Alcohol %
14.30
Production Notes
The 2013 growing season was one of the most amazing we have seen in the last several years. Despite modest rainfall, the timing of the fruit development was ideal. Bud break began in the second week of March and a warm spring led to slightly earlier bloom and fruit set. A typical sunny Santa Ynez summer allowed for optimal staggered ripening of each varietal and we experienced a harvest lasting nearly 3 months.
Vineyard Notes
The Santa Ynez Valley is located just two hours north of Los Angeles and five hours south of San Francisco, adjacent the cold Pacific Ocean. With the greatest concentration of wineries in Santa Barbara County - roughly 18% of its total land planted to vineyards - it is among the favorite weekend destinations for wine aficionados in the Central Coast region.

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