Wine Enthusiast 92 points - This wine impresses, with cedar, black cherries, dill and licorice on the complex nose. Sagebrush and blueberries power the palate, which also shows charred beef, asphalt and smoked meats. This is proving to be a very heavy and deep wine.
Our 2012 estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon is a true testament to the varietal and exemplifies what the Santa Ynez Valley is capable of. Intense aromas of blackberry and black cherry, cassis, dark roast coffee and vanilla are accented by nutmeg and allspice. The flavor profile mirrors the bouquet, adding a rich mouthfeel and bold structure.
|Try pairing with well-marbled steaks, dark chocolate or creamy and mild cheeses.
|Forget everything you once knew about Firestone. That’s ancient history. The recently reincarnated Firestone Vineyard is now one of California’s most exciting producers. The three-year transformation began in 2008 when Bill Foley purchased the winery and its 400 acres of vineyards located 26 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Ynez Valley. A year later he brought in highly-regarded Paul Warson to handle the winemaking duties and Richard Camera to resuscitate the vineyards. Since then the wines have been uniformly spectacular, earning praise and high scores from gatekeepers and media. Across the board, Firestone’s new reds are deep, intense, luscious, balanced and juicy and the whites are crisp, concentrated and delicious.